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 Posted: Fri Jul 13th, 2007 03:19 pm
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"After the war, Sickles, if I remember this correctly, lobbied for a Congressional Medal of Honor and never got it."

He did receive it with the citation:

SICKLES, DANIEL E.
Rank and organization: Major General, U.S. Volunteers. Place and date: At Gettysburg, Pa., 2 July 1863. Entered service at: New York, N.Y. Birth: New York, N.Y. Date of issue: 30 October 1897. Citation: Displayed most conspicuous gallantry on the field vigorously contesting the advance of the enemy and continuing to encourage his troops after being himself severely wounded.

What an insult to the thousands who earned theirs without getting hundreds of men needlessly killed through disobedience of orders.

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