Hugh Judson Kilpatrick Photo

Hugh Judson Kilpatrick

Born: Jan 14, 1836

Death: Dec 4, 1881

Birthplace: Wantage Township

Nationality: United States

Hugh Judson Kilpatrick

Date of Birth : Jan 14, 1836
Date of Death : Dec 4, 1881
Birth Place : Wantage Township

Hugh Judson Kilpatrick was an officer in the Union Army during the American Civil War, achieving the rank of brevet major general. He was later the United States Minister to Chile, and a failed political candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives. Known as "Kilcavalry" for using tactics in battle that were considered as a reckless disregard for lives of soldiers under his command, Kilpatrick was both praised for the victories he achieved, and despised by southerners whose homes and towns he devastated.

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