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 Posted: Wed Dec 6th, 2006 03:10 pm
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His biography American Scoundrel  is an interesting book.  Mental case?  as Marie said he used the plea temporary insanity for the first time in history to get himself off after he walked up to the son of Francis Scott Key and shot him point blank on the streets of Washington D.C.   Sickles became a general , his wife was shunned for the rest of her life doomed to spend it shut up in a home in New York. 

Not my favorite person in Civil War history by a long shot. He milked that lost leg for everything he could too. 

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