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Confederate (CSV)

Captain

Thomas Jellis Kirkpatrick

(1829 - 1897)

Home State: Virginia

Education: Washington College

Command Billet: Battery Commander

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: Amherst (VA) Artillery

Before Sharpsburg

A lawyer before the war, he was elected Captain of the Amherst Artillery in July 1861.

The rest of the War

He led his battery for most of the War, then was appointed Major to command the (Nelson's) Battalion in February 1865. After the surrender he was paroled at Lynchburg, Virginia, 22 May 1865.

After the War

He was again a practicing lawyer, and served in the Virginia Legislature. He was a trustee of his alma mater, soon to be renamed Washington & Lee University, from 1860 to 1898.

References & notes

Information above from Berkeley1, posted online by Bill Torrens, and Krick.2.

Birth

07/31/1829; Cumberland County, VA

Death

10/17/1897 Lynchburg, VA

Notes

1   Berkeley, Henry Robinson, and William H. Runge, editor, Four Years in the Confederate Artillery: The Diary of Private Henry Robinson Berkeley, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1961, pp. xviii, 32, 59, 60  [AotW citation 553]

2   Krick, Robert K., Lee's Colonels: A Biographical Register of the Field Officers of the Army of Northern Virginia, Dayton (Oh): Morningside Press, 1979, pg. 206  [AotW citation 565]