Civil War Era CDV of Union Major General Hugh Judson Kilpatrick Kill-Cavalry. Here is a CDV Union Army Major General Hugh Judson Kilpatrick. The CDV has a backmark from E & H.Anthony in New York City. Hugh Judson Kilpatrick, or Judson Kilpatrick as he was more commonly known, began his military career after graduating from the United States Military Academy in 1861 at the outbreak of the war. On May 9, 1861, he became captain of the 5th New York Infantry after serving shortly as a commissioned second lieutenant. On June10, 1861, he became the first officer of the Union army to be wounded during the war, while leading men at the Battle of Big Bethel. In September of 1861, he was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel of the 2nd New York Cavalry, and fought during the Battle of Second Manassas. In December of 1862, he was promoted to Colonel. In February of1863, Kilpatrick took command of a brigade in the newly formed Cavalry Corps of the Army of the Potomac. He led his brigade throughout the Chancellorsville Campaign, during which he harassed Lees army and destroyed Confederate supplies.
He took part in most of the major engagements of Union cavalry in the Eastern Theatre, including battles at Beverly Ford and Stonemans Raid. During the Gettysburg Campaign, Kilpatrick took part in the largest cavalry battle of the war on June 9, 1863 at the Battle of Brandy Station. On June 14,1863, Kilpatrick was promoted to Brigadier General.
He commanded troops at the Battle of Gettysburg, and clashed with Confederate forces numerous times, including one charge after the failure of Picketts Charge that led to great Union casualties amongst his ranks. He continued to attack the Confederates forces throughout their retreat to Virginia. In February of 1864, Kilpatrick commanded the 3rd Cavalry Division during a very unsuccessful raid on Richmond intended to free Union prisoners of war. This caused Kilpatrick to be transferred to the forces of General William T.
His reputation during the war for launching foolish cavalry charges and dangerous attacks led many to refer to Kilpatrick as Kil-Cavalry. After the war, Kilpatrick was involved in politics, and served as the United States ambassador to Chile. Please refer to the images in this listing for details regarding the condition of the item. Offers on any items will be considered so long as they are reasonable.If you have any questions or concerns regarding and item or an order, please contact me. The item "Civil War Era CDV of Union Major General Hugh Judson Kilpatrick Kil-Cavalry" is in sale since Wednesday, June 16, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Photographs". The seller is "history-major" and is located in Grand Junction, Colorado. This item can be shipped to United States.