Thomas Jellis Kirkpatrick(1829 - 1897)
Home State: Virginia
Command Billet: Battery Commander
Branch of Service: Artillery
Unit: Amherst (VA) Artillery
Before the Antietam Campaign:
A lawyer before the war, he was elected Captain of the Amherst Artillery in July 1861.
The remainder 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, Sources, and other notes:
Information above from Berkeley1, posted online by Bill Torrens, and Krick.2.
|Birth Date: 07/31/1829 Place of Birth: Cumberland County, VA |
College: Washington College
Death Date: 10/17/1897 Death Place: Lynchburg, VA
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]
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