★  Kane, Thomas L.

Thomas Leiper Kane

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Born: January 27, 1822

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Father: Judge John Kintzing Kane Sr. 1795 – 1858
(Buried: Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)​

Mother: Jane Duval Leiper 1796 – 1866
(Buried: Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)​

Wife: Dr. Elizabeth Dennistoun Wood 1836 – 1909
(Buried: Forest Lawn Cemetery, Kane, Pennsylvania)​

Married: April 21, 1853

Children:

Harriet Amelia Kane 1855 – 1896​
(Buried: Forest Lawn Cemetery, Kane, Pennsylvania)​
Elisha Kent Kane Sr. 1856 – 1935​
(Buried: Forest Lawn Cemetery, Kane, Pennsylvania)​
Dr. Evan O’Neill Kane 1861 – 1932​
(Buried: Kane Memorial Chapel Cemetery, Kane, Pennsylvania)​
Thomas Leiper Kane Jr. 1863 – 1929​
(Buried: Forest Lawn Cemetery, Kane, Pennsylvania)​

Education:

Studied in Great Britain and France​
Became Proficient in the French Language​

Occupation before War:

1842 – 1843: Secretary of U.S. Legation in Paris, France​
Tried Unsuccessful to get a position in the California Government​
Clerk of the District Court of Eastern Pennsylvania​
Outspoken against the Compromise of 1850​
Jailed for contempt of court U.S. Supreme Court overturned arrest​
Active leader in the Abolitionist Movement​
Offered advice and support to the Mormon Church​
1850: Delivered lecture before Philadelphia Historical Society​
1857 – 1858: Visited Utah helping to prevent bloodshed​
Friend to Mormon Leader Brigham Young​

Civil War Career:

1861: Lt. Colonel of 42nd Pennsylvania Volunteers Infantry Regiment​
1861 – 1862: Colonel of 42nd Pennsylvania Volunteers Infantry​
1861: Wounded right side of the face at Battle of Dranesville​
1862: Served in the Shenandoah Valley Campaign in Virginia​
1862: Wounded in the right knee during Battle of Harrisonburg, Virginia​
1862: Captured and Prisoner of War held until August​
1862 – 1864: Suffered from the effects of his knee wound​
1862 – 1863: Brigadier General Union Army Volunteers​
1863: Brigade Commander at Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia​
1863: Suffered from Pneumonia when his horse dumped him​
1863: Brigade Commander during Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania​
1863: Became Sick during the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania​
1863: Suffered from his facial wound, chest problems and vision​
1863: Supervisor of Draft Depot in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania​
1863: Resigned as Brig. General on November 7th
1865: Brevetted Major General for his service at Gettysburg​

Occupation after War:

Owner of 100,000 Acres of timberland in Western Pennsylvania​
Involved in the founding of Kane, Pennsylvania​
Director of the Sunbury and Erie Railroad Company​
President of Pennsylvania State Board of Charities​
Member of American Philosophical Society​
Member of American Geographical Society​
Member of Pennsylvania State Historical Society​

Died: December 26, 1883

Place of Death:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Cause of Death: Pneumonia

Age at time of Death: 61 years old

Burial Place: Forest Lawn Cemetery, Kane, Pennsylvania
 
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