Portrait of Maj. Gen. George Sykes, officer of the Federal Army


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Portrait of Maj. Gen. George Sykes, officer of the Federal Army

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Brady's National Photographic Portrait Galleries, photographer

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A half-body glass plate negative of Union Brigadier General
George Sykes in uniform

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Half-body glass plate negative of General in uniform

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Glass plate negative

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Brigadier General George Sykes
(1822 - 1880)
Home State: Delaware
Education: US Military Academy, West Point, NY, Class of 1842;Class Rank: 39th
Command Billet: Commanding Division
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 2nd Division, V Corps
On the Campaign-He was in command of the Second Division in the Federal Fifth (V) Corps, held largely in reserve behind the Middle Bridge on the Antietam on the morning of 17 September. He pushed part of his command accross the river and up the pike towards Sharpsburg in the afternoon.

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