By W.A. Swanberg. Published by Stan Clark Military Books, Gettysburg, Pa., 1992. Hardcover with dustjacket. 433 pages, illustrated. Brand new condition, still in the publisher's shrink wrap. The story of Union General, and Medal of Honor winner, Daniel E. Sickles.
General Daniel E. Sickles: (1819-1914) Controversial New York State senator and congressman. He first achieved national notoriety in 1859 when he shot down, in the shadow of the White House, his young wife's lover, who was the son of the author of the "Star Spangled Banner." His lawyer during the lurid trial was none other than Edwin M. Stanton, Abraham Lincoln's future Secretary of War, who got him off. During the Civil War, Sickles fought in the Virginia Peninsular, Antietam, and Fredericksburg campaigns. At Gettysburg he commanded the 3rd Corps, Army of the Potomac, and was severely wounded on July 2, 1863, the result being the amputation of his right leg. He was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his actions in the battle of Gettysburg. He was very instrumental in forming the Gettysburg National Military Park.