★ ★  Kilpatrick, Hugh J.

Hugh Judson Kilpatrick

Born: January 14, 1836
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Birthplace: Wantage Township, New Jersey

Father: Colonel Simon Kilpatrick 1794 – 1860
(Buried: Clove Cemetery, Sussex, New Jersey)​

Mother: Julia Wickham 1799 – 1876
(Buried: Clove Cemetery, Sussex, New Jersey)​

1st​ Wife: Alice Shailer 1841 – 1863
(Buried: Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, New York)​

2nd​ Wife: Luisa Fernandez Valdivieso Araoz 1847 – 1926
(Buried: Cementerio General de Santiago, in Santiago, Chile)​

Children:

Judson Beaumont Kilpatrick 1862 – 1864​
(Buried: Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, New York)​
Julia Mercedes Kilpatrick Rafferty 1867 – 1958​
(Buried: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia)​
Laura Isabel Delphine Kilpatrick Morgan 1869 – 1956​
(Buried: Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, New York)​

Education:
1861: Graduated from West Point Military Academy – (17th in class)​

Civil War Career:
1861: 2nd Lt. United States Army 1st Artillery​
1861: Captain 5th New York Volunteers Infantry Regiment​
1861 – 1864: 1st Lt. United States Army, 1st Artillery​
1861: Wounded in the thigh during the Battle of Big Bethel, Virginia​
1861: Served on recruiting Service for 5th New York Infantry​
1861: Resigned as Captain in 5th New York Infantry on August 14th
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1861 – 1862: Lt. Colonel 2nd New York Volunteers Cavalry Regiment​
1861 – 1862: Served in the Defenses of Washington, D.C.​
1862: Served in the Second Battle of Bull Run, Virginia​
1862 – 1863: Colonel of 2nd New York Volunteers Cavalry Regiment​
1863: Served in Stoneman’s Raid towards Richmond, Virginia​
1863 – 1865: Brigadier General Union Army Volunteers​
1863: Served in the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania​
1863: Brevetted Lt. Colonel for Gallantry at Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania​
1863: Cavalry Division Commander in the Army of the Potomac​
1864: Cavalry Division Commander, Raid to Richmond, Virginia​
1864: Commander of 3rd Cavalry Division invasion of Georgia​
1864: Brevetted Colonel for Gallantry at Battle of Resaca, Georgia​
1864 – 1865: Captain, United States Army, 1st Artillery​
1865: Cavalry Commander for the Carolinas Campaign​
1865: Cavalry Commander during the Battle of Aiken South Carolina​
1865: Brevetted Brig. General Gallantry at Fayetteville North Carolina​
1865: Brevetted Major General for service during Carolina Campaign​
1865 – 1866: Major General of Union Army Volunteers​
1865: Resigned as Captain in United States Army on December 1st
1866: Resigned his volunteer commission on January 1st

Occupation after War:

1865 – 1868: United States Minister to Chile​
1872: Supporter of Horace Greely in his Presidential Campaign​
1875: Author of Allatoona: An Historical and Drama in Five Acts
Author of The Blue and the Gray: Or, War is hell
1881: United States Minister to Chile​

Died:
December 4, 1881

Place of Death:
Santiago, Chile

Cause of Death: Bright’s Disease

Age at time of Death:
45 years old

Burial Place: U.S. Military Academy Post Cemetery, West Point, New York

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