1880 Union General Hugh Judson Kilpatrick Autographed Signed Cut Civil War, dated 2/18/1880, measures 2" x 3". Summing up Judson Kilpatrick in 1864, Sherman said I know that Kilpatrick is a hell of a damned fool, but I want just that sort of man to command my cavalry on this expedition. Starting in May 1864, Kilpatrick rode in the Atlanta Campaign.
On May 13, he was severely wounded in the thigh at the Battle of Resaca. And his injuries kept him out of the field until late July. He had considerable success raiding behind Confederate lines, tearing up railroads, and at one point rode his division completely around the enemy positions in Atlanta. Kilpatrick continued with Sherman through his March to the Sea. And north in the Carolinas Campaign.He delighted in destroying Southern property. On two occasions his coarse personal instincts betrayed him: Confederate cavalry under the command of Maj.
Raided his camp while he was in bed with a young Southern woman he had met while going through Columbia. And, at the Battle of Monroe's Crossroads. He was forced to flee for his life in his underclothes until his troops could reform. To the surrender negotiations held at Bennett Place. Kilpatrick later commanded a division of the Cavalry Corps in the Military Division of the Mississippi.From April to June 1865, and was promoted to major general. Of volunteers on June 18, 1865. Kilpatrick became active in politics as a Republican. And in 1880 was an unsuccessful candidate for the U. In 1865, Kilpatrick was appointed Minister to Chile. The item "1880 Union General Hugh Judson Kilpatrick Autographed Signed Cut Civil War" is in sale since Thursday, January 21, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Autographs\Historical". The seller is "zartanthegreat1" and is located in Woodstock, Georgia. This item can be shipped worldwide.