{⋆★⋆} MG Hoke, Robert F.

Robert Frederick Hoke

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Born: May 27, 1837

Birth Place: Lincolnton, North Carolina

Father: Colonel Michael Hoke 1810 – 1844
(Buried: Old White Cemetery, Lincolnton, North Carolina)​

Mother: Frances Burton 1815 – 1868
(Buried: Old White Cemetery, Lincolnton, North Carolina)​

Wife: Lydia Van Wyck 1849 – 1915 (Married: 1 – 7 – 1869)
(Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh, North Carolina)​

Children:

Van Wyck Hoke 1871 – 1949​
(Buried: Yanceyville Presbyterian Church, Yanceyville, North Carolina)​
Michael Hoke 1874 – 1944​
(Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh, North Carolina)​
Lydia Maverick Hoke Webb 1877 – 1960​
(Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh, North Carolina)​
Frances Burton Hoke Pollock 1879 – 1972​
(Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh, North Carolina)​
Robert Burton Hoke 1884 – 1885​
(Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh, North Carolina)​

Education:

1854: Graduated from Kentucky Military Institute​

Occupation before War:

Manager of a Cotton Mill and Iron Works in Lincolnton, North Carolina​

Civil War Career:

1861: Captain in 1st North Carolina Infantry
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1861: Participated in the Battle of Big Bethel​
1861 – 1862: Major of 1st North Carolina Infantry​
1862: Lt. Colonel of 33rd North Carolina Infantry Regiment​
1862: Participated in the Battle of New Bern​
1862: Participated in the Peninsula Campaign​
1862: Colonel of 33rd North Carolina Infantry Regiment​
1862: Participated in the Second Battle of Bull Run​
1862: Participated in the Battle of Antietam​
1862 – 1863: Colonel of 21st North Carolina Infantry​
1862: Participated in the Battle of Fredericksburg​
1863 – 1864: Brigadier General of Confederate Army Infantry​
1863: Severely Wounded during Battle of Chancellorsville​
1863: Missed the rest of the fighting of 1863 due to wounds​
1864: Helped Organize attacks at the Battle of New Bern​
1864: Helped Organize Attacks at the Battle of Plymouth​
1864 – 1865: Major General of Confederate Army, Infantry​
1864: Participated in the Battle of Cold Harbor​
1865: Participated in the Defense of Fort Fisher​
1865: Participated in the Carolina's Campaign​
1865: Participated in Battle of Bentonville​
1865: Paroled at Bennett's Place Durham, North Carolina​

Occupation after War:

Principal Owner of an iron Mine near Chapel Hill, North Carolina​
Director of North Carolina Railroad
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Resort Owner in Lithia Springs, North Carolina​
Bottled water Company Owner in Lithia Springs, North Carolina​


Died:
July 3, 1912

Place of Death: Raleigh, North Carolina

Cause of Death: Diabetes Mellitus

Age at time of Death: 75 years old

Burial Place: Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh, North Carolina
 
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Luke Freet

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Lee's quiet general. Hoke was an excellent commander in the field. He was promoted to major general and permanent division command at Plymouth, where he used his own troops and the CSS Albemarle to force the surrender of 2000 men. His division was instrumental in the Bermuda Campaign and at Cold Harbor.
 

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Robert Hoke was one of the Army of Northern Virginia's best young generals and I was struck by the resemblance to Robert E. Lee in his post war photograph. He performed well in the campaign in Eastern North Carolina in the spring of 1864 and could have done even more with better coordination and cooperation between his command and the other commands that were involved.
 

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This is complete random, but one of my long standing wishes is to adopt a dog from a shelter during one of my research trips to the South and name it "Hoke." All I have to do is convince my landlord and have a research trip where I drive down instead of fly....

I adopted a Staffordshire terrier mix from my local shelter about three years ago and he was named Gordon. Needless to say I kept the name because he responded well to it and John B. Gordon was one of the South's better generals. I think Hoke would be a very good choice.
 
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I adopted a Staffordshire terrier mix from my local shelter about three years ago and he was named Gordon. Needless to say I kept the name because he responded well to it and John B. Gordon was one of the South's better generals. I think Hoke would be a very good choice.
That's an excellent name. In the past, I've driven carloads of cats from the Salisbury area up to no kill shelters in Pennsylvania, New Hampshire and Mass. (I used to volunteer at one of the shelters). Of course, one of them didn't get any further than my house. He has a geographic name (I used to teach Geography), but it wasn't on purpose - he never would answer to this shelter name, "Mickey," but then one night I caught him stalking one of the other cats, so I yelled "You! Rowan County! What do you think you're doing?" and he immediately turned around to look at me and meowed inquiringly. I said, "You're kidding me. You answer to Rowan County?" and he promptly meowed and trotted over to congratulate me for being so clever.

So he is Rowan County, the Kannapolis Cat, only because he's a boy, we pronounce it "Row-en" rather than "Row-ann." He went from death row to spending the night in a Hilton hotel after I dropped off the batch in Pennsylvania. Of all the cats in the house, I believe he is the most grateful.

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This is Gordon. He is a big fellow at around 100 pounds but I've never had a dog who loved me and my wife more than he does. He is great around people except for one bad habit: he tries to stop guests from leaving the house sometimes by grabbing their clothes.
I'm very happy we adopted him.
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Hokes brothers-in-law were active in politics. Robert Van Wyck was the mayor of New York City. The other, Augustus, lost to Theodore Roosevelt in the New York Governors race.
Interesting that he was married to the sister of the first Mayor of New York after the consolidation of the five boroughs into the city of Greater New York in 1898.
 
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