Sickles, Daniel Edgar, 1819-1914

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Major general in the Union Army during the Civil War; Served in United States House of Representatives from New York, 1857-1861 and 1893-1895; chairman of New York Monuments Commission, 1886-1912.

From the description of Letters, 1856-1911. (New York State Library). WorldCat record id: 85357494

U.S. Army officer, U.S. representative from New York, and diplomat.

From the description of Daniel Edgar Sickles papers, 1821-1918. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79448847

Charlotte Augusta Southwick Waddell (d. 1891) was a society figure in New York City. Her husband, Coventry Waddell, was a wealthy financier who held various political positions during the Jackson administration. In the 1857 financial panic they lost their money and Mrs. Waddell supported herself by giving readings and private lectures at her home.

From the guide to the Charlotte Augusta Southwick Waddell papers, 1860-1890, 1880s, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

Epithet: Major-General; USA Minister to Spain

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Daniel Edgar Sickles (1819-1914) was an American Civil War general and New York politician. He represented New York in the U.S. Congress from 1857 to 1861, fought in the Civil War in the Peninsular Campaign, Antietam, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg. After the war, he was in charge of the military district of the Carolinas and later became American minister to Spain, 1869-1873. He served again in the Congress from 1893 to 1895.

From the guide to the Daniel Edgar Sickles papers, 1841-1914, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

United States congressman, Union general, and diplomat; resident of New York City.

From the description of Correspondence, 1851-1913. (New York University). WorldCat record id: 58779696

Army officer, U.S. Representative from New York, and diplomat.

From the description of Papers, 1856-1912. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 20159060

Biographical Note

  • 1819, Oct. 20: Born, New York, N.Y.
  • 1852: Married Teresa Bagioli (died 1867)
  • 1843: Member New York assembly
  • 1846: Admitted to the bar
  • 1853: Became corporation counsel, New York, N.Y.
  • 1853 - 1855 : Secretary under James Buchanan, United States legation, London, England
  • 1856 - 1857 : Member, New York senate
  • 1857 - 1861 : Democratic representative in Congress
  • 1859: Shot and killed Philip Barton Key, district attorney of the District of Columbia, over domestic affair
  • 1861 - 1867 : Served in United States Army during and after the Civil War as colonel Seventeenth Regiment, New York Volunteer Infantry and brigadier general and major general of volunteers; wounded and had leg amputated at Battle of Gettysburg
  • 1871: Married Carmina Creagh
  • 1869 - 1874 : Minister to Spain
  • 1886 - 1888 : Chairman, New York Monuments Commission for the Battlefields of Gettysburg and Chattanooga
  • 1888 - 1889 : Chairman, New York State Civil Service Commission
  • 1890: Sheriff, New York, N.Y.
  • 1893 - 1895 : Democratic representative in Congress
  • 1914, May 3: Died, New York., N.Y.

From the guide to the Daniel Edgar Sickles Papers, 1821-1918, (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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creatorOf Sickles, Daniel Edgar, 1819-1914. Letter : New York, to Ira Harris, Washington D.C., 186[4?] Dec. 20. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Dauchy, John P., 1837-1869. Papers, 1862-1869. Connecticut Historical Society
creatorOf Sanborn, John Benjamin, 1826-1904. Military officer correspondence, 1850-1905. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. Minnesota Commandery. Organizational records, 1866-1953. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn Angle, Clarence B. Clarence B. Angle letter, 1900 February 7, Albany, New York, to Hon. Daniel E. Sickles, President, Board of Trustees, Soldiers' and Sailors' Home, 23 Fifth Avenue, New York. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Sickles, Daniel Edgar, 1819-1914. Letter : Charleston, S.C., to Theodore Shelton Bowers, Washington, D.C., 1866 Mar. 7. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Longstreet, James, 1821-1904. Letter, Washington, to Daniel Edgar Sickles, Gettysburg [manuscript] 1902 Sep. 19. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Sickles, Daniel Edgar, 1819-1914. Letter : Charleston, S.C., to Theodore Shelton Bowers, Washington, D.C., 1866 Mar. 7. University of Chicago Library
creatorOf United States. Army. Military District, 2nd. Records, 1867 Apr. 1-Dec. 31. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
creatorOf Sickles, Daniel Edgar, 1819-1914. Correspondence, 1851-1913. Churchill County Museum
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referencedIn David B. Hill Papers, 1885-1910 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Reconstruction scrapbook, 1865 Nov. - 1877 Jan. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
creatorOf Sickles, Daniel Edgar, 1819-1914. Letter : Boston, Mass., to Theodore Shelton Bowers, Washington, D.C., 1865 Oct. 9. University of Chicago Library
creatorOf Sickles, Daniel Edgar, 1819-1914,. Autograph letter and calling card signed from Daniel Edgar Sickles to Augustin Daly [manuscript], 1889. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn C. B. Comstock Papers, 1847-1908, (bulk 1862-1890) Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
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referencedIn Philip Case Lockwood memorial collection of Civil War portraits and autographs, 1862-ca. 1886. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
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creatorOf Sickles, Daniel Edgar, 1819-1914. Letter : New York, to an unknown general, n.p., 1893 Mar. 26. Texas Christian University
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creatorOf Sickles, Daniel Edgar, 1819-1914. Daniel Edgar Sickles papers, 1821-1918. Library of Congress
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creatorOf Sickles, Daniel Edgar, 1819-1914. Letter : Boston, Mass., to Ulysses S. Grant, n.p., 1865 Aug. 28. Texas Christian University
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referencedIn Messerve family correspondence, Messerve family, 1849-1861 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Sickles, Daniel Edgar, 1819-1914. Letter : New York, to an unknown general, n.p., 1893 Mar. 26. University of Chicago Library
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creatorOf Sickles, Daniel Edgar, 1819-1914. Letter : Boston, Mass., to Theodore Shelton Bowers, Washington, D.C., 1865 Oct. 9. Texas Christian University
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referencedIn Tate, George, 1840-1912. Papers of George Tate, 1854-1908. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn George Nicholas Sanders Family Papers, 1833-1973, (bulk 1833-1900) Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
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referencedIn John Russell Young Papers, circa 1840-1959, (bulk 1858-1898) Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
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referencedIn Fish, Hamilton, 1808-1893. Hamilton Fish papers, 1732-1914 (bulk 1840-1890). Library of Congress
referencedIn Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States Commandery of the State of Massachusetts Civil War collection, 1724-1933 (inclusive);, 1861-1912 (bulk). Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
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referencedIn Stedman, Edmund Clarence, 1833-1908. Letter : New York, to [Daniel Edgar] Sickles, [New York?], 1896 Mar. 11. University of Chicago Library
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creatorOf Daniel Edgar Sickles papers, 1841-1914 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Daniel Edgar Sickles Papers, 1821-1918 Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
creatorOf Sickles, Daniel Edgar, 1819-1914. Letters, 1856-1911. New York State Library
referencedIn Morrill, Lot M. (Lot Myrick), 1812-1883. Lot M. Morrill papers, 1852-1894. Maine Historical Society Library
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creatorOf Sickles, Daniel Edgar, 1819-1914. Papers, 1856-1912. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
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creatorOf Burwell, William M. (William MacCreary), 1809-1888. Papers of William M. Burwell [manuscript], 1734-1893. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Charlotte Augusta Southwick Waddell papers, 1860-1890, 1880s New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Sickles, Daniel Edgar, 1819-1914. Letter : Boston, Mass., to Ulysses S. Grant, n.p., 1865 Aug. 28. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Swanberg, W. A., 1907-. W. A. Swanberg Papers, ca.1927-1992. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
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referencedIn Stedman, Edmund Clarence, 1833-1908. Letter : New York, to [Daniel Edgar] Sickles, [New York?], 1896 Mar. 11. Texas Christian University
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Birth 1819-10-20

Death 1914-05-03

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