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H. Judson Kilpatrick

Date of Birth:      January 14, 1835
Hometown:         Deckertown, NJ
Education:           West Point, 1861
Final Wartime Rank:    Major General
Final Peacetime Rank:  N/A

Date of Death:     December 4, 1881
Place of Death:    Santiago, Chile
Buried At:            West Point

Major Battles:        Big Bethel Church, Beverly Ford, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Kilpatrick's Raid on Richmond, Atlanta Campaign, March to the Sea, Carolinas Campaign

Interesting Fact(s):    In February, 1864, Kilpatrick convinced Lincoln, that he could lead a raid into Richmond, to free the Union prisoners being held there - and to strike fear in the residents of Richmond.  This turned into a failure, as the separated cavalry wings were not able to coordinate their attacks.  Kilpatrick would be appointed minister to Chile, by President Johnson.

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