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People/Characters: George Sykes

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The Bloodiest Day: The Battle of Antietam by Ronald H. Bailey
The Civil War: A Narrative: Volume 1: Fort Sumter to Perryville by Shelby Foote
The Civil War: A Narrative: Volume 2: Fredericksburg to Meridian by Shelby Foote
First Blood: Fort Sumter to Bull Run by William C. Davis
Gettysburg--Culp's Hill and Cemetery Hill by Harry W. Pfanz
Gettysburg--The Second Day by Harry W. Pfanz
Gettysburg: The Confederate High Tide by Champ Clark
Lee Takes Command: From Seven Days to Second Bull Run by John L. Papanek
Stars in Their Courses : The Gettysburg Campaign, June-July 1863 by Shelby Foote

Character description

George Sykes (1827-1880): Union general. A graduate of West Point (1847), he was a regular army officer when the Civil War began. Made a brigadier general in 1861, he led the regular division in the Army of the Potomac in the Peninsular Campaign, and was promoted Major General in later 1862. When George Meade was appointed to command the Army of the Potomac in 1863, Sykes became commander of the V Corps, which he led at Gettysburg and for the rest of 1863, but lost his command when the army was reorganized. He stayed in the regular army until his death, eventually reaching the regular rank of colonel.

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