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F.W. Kilpatrick

F.W. Kilpatrick

Confederate (CSV)


Franklin Whitner Kilpatrick

(1837 - 1863)

Home State: South Carolina

Education: University of Georgia, Class of 1857

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Sharpshooters

Unit: Palmetto (SC) Sharpshooters

Before Sharpsburg

He was a private in the 1st South Carolina Infantry in early 1861, then Captain of Company E of the 4th South Carolina Infantry. That unit became Company B of the Palmetto Sharpshooters in May 1862.

On the Campaign

He commanded the regiment as senior officer after Captain Foster was wounded.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to Major, then Colonel, dates not given, but was killed in action on 28 October 1863 at Wauhatchie, Tennessee.

References & notes

Basic biographic and service details from Goellnitz1 sourcing Krick2. His gravesite is on Findagrave, source also of his picture, from a photograph of unknown provenance contributed by Eddie Inman.


09/30/1837; Pendelton District, SC


10/28/1863; Wauhatchie, TN; burial in Old Stone Church Cemetery, Clemson, SC


1   Goellnitz, Jenny, And Then A.P. Hill Came Up, Published 1998-, first accessed 01 January 2003, <>, Source page: /kilpatrick.html  [AotW citation 2306]

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  [AotW citation 2307]