BUST VIEW CDV OF GENERAL JACOB F. KENT

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Image shows Kent sporting a large, long mustache and wearing a dark civilian suit with a checkered shirt.

Image has good contrast and clarity. Minor light scattered surface dirt.

Reverse has much collector information in pencil with photographer’s imprint of John Goldin & Co… WASHINGTON, D.C.

Jacob Ford Kent was born September 14, 1835 in Philadelphia. He was an 1861 graduate of the US Military Academy at West Point. He was assigned to the 3rd US Infantry when the Civil War began. Ford saw action at 1st Bull Run where he was wounded three times and captured. He was exchanged for Fabius H. Perry of the 31st North Carolina on August 27, 1862. During his time in captivity Kent was promoted to 1st Lieutenant on July 31, 1861.

After his return to the Army of the Potomac he took part in the assault on Marye’s Heights at Fredericksburg where he is wounded again. For his actions in this battle he was promoted to Major on May 3, 1863 for gallant and meritorious services. Kent was eventually assigned as Assistant Inspector General for the 6th Corps. He is promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in May 1864 for services during the Spotsylvania campaign and to Colonel the following October for services rendered before Richmond.

After the Civil War Kent was sent to West Point where he served as an instructor until 1869 when he was sent west where he fulfilled a number of different assignments.

On the outbreak of the Spanish American War Kent is commissioned a Brigadier General in command of the 1st Division of the 5th Corps. Units under his command saw action at San Juan Hill and by the end of the war Kent would be a Major General and retired in October 1898.

He died in Troy, New York on December 22, 1918 and is buried at West Point.

(Thanks to Licensed Battlefield Guide Christina Moon and the Gettysburg Daily website for most of the biographical information on Kent.)    [ad]

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