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J. Knipe

J. Knipe

Federal (USA)


Joseph Farmer Knipe

(1823 - 1901)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 46th Pennsylvania Infantry


see his Battle Report

Before Antietam

Pre-War Profession: Shoemaker, railroad employee, enlisted in US Army 1842 and served in the Mexican War, resigning in 1848. In 1861 he was brigade inspector of Pennsylvania militia, and in October 1861 commissioned Colonel of the 46th Pennsylvania Regiment. He led them in the Shenandoah Valley campaign and at Cedar Mountain, where he was captured.

On the Campaign

He was initially in command of the 46th PA but succeeded to the command of the 1st Brigade of the 1st Division/Twelfth (XII) Corps after BGen Crawford relieved the wounded MGen Williams in command of the Corps.

The rest of the War

In November 1862 he was appointed BGen. of Volunteers and fought at Chancellorsville, he commanded the 1st Brigade/1st Division/XX Corps in the Atlanta campaign and the 7th Division/Cavalry Corps at Nashville.

After the War

Post War Career: Postmaster and occupied a number of state and federal posts.