CDV OF HUGH JUDSON KILPATRICK BY BRADY

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This full standing view of Kilpatrick shows him posed with his hands in the pocket of his coat. He is wearing a dark kepi with the single star of a brigadier general on the front of the crown, a dark double-breasted loose fitting commercial frock coat with black felt folded down collar and cuffs with matching dark trousers.

Image has good clarity and contrast. Paper and mount have light surface dirt.

Reverse has a photographer’s imprint for BRADY’S NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY. There is an ID in pencil and a canceled orange 2 cent tax stamp.

After graduating from West Point in May of 1861 Kilpatrick took a commission as Captain in the 5th New York Zouaves and was wounded at Big Bethel. He then took a commission as Lieutenant –Colonel of the 2nd New York Cavalry. He took part in almost every major engagement of the Army of the Potomac commanding his regiment and then a Brigade. He became a Brigadier General on June 14, 1863and was heavily involved in the Gettysburg Campaign. In February of 1864 he led an ill-fated raid on Richmond. He then went west to Sherman’s Army and was wounded at Resaca. He returned to duty in July of 1864 and went with Sherman to the sea and into the Carolinas. He was promoted to Major General on June 19, 1865. After the war he served as US Minister to Chile, ran for Congress twice and lost. He returned to duty in Chile and died there on December 4, 1881 and was buried at West Point. [ad] [ph:L]

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