Name KELLY, John Herbert
Born March 31 1840, Pickens Cty AL
Died September 4 1864, Franklin TN
Pre-War Profession West Point resigned December 1860.
War Service 1861 2nd Lt. of artillery, Capt. on Hardee's staff, Maj. in 14th Arkansas, Shiloh, Col. of 8th Arkansas, Perryville, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, November 1863 Brig. Gen., cavalry command under Wheeler, Atlanta campaign, mortally wounded during a raid on Sherman's communications.
Notes Youngest Confederate general at the time of his appointment. Signed Cleburne's memorandum concerning the emancipation of slaves willing to fight for the Confederacy.

Name KEMPER, James Lawson
BornJune 11 1823, Madison Cty VA
Died April 7 1895, Orange Cty VA
Pre-War Profession Mexican War, lawyer, politician.
War Service 1861 Col. of 7th Virginia, First Manassas, June 1862 Brig. Gen. (in Longstreet's division), Seven Pines, Seven Days, Second Manassas, South Mountain, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg (w,c), exchanged in 1864, staff duty in Richmond, September 1864 Maj. Gen., defence of Richmond.
Post War Career Lawyer, politician, governor.
Notes As a result of his pre-war efforts, Virginia was well prepared militarily.
Further reading
Woodward, Harold R Major General James Lawson Kemper, C.S.A. : the Confederacy's forgotten son Natural Bridge Station VA, Rockbridge Pub. Co. 1993

Name KENNEDY, John Doby
Born January 5 1840, Camden SC
Died April 14 1896, Camden SC
Pre-War Profession Lawyer
War Service 1861 Capt. in 2nd South Carolina, First Manassas (w), Col., Seven Days, Sharpsburg campaign, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg (w), Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Shenandoah Valley campaign, Cedar Creek, December 1864 Brig. Gen., Carolinas campaign, Bentonville.
Post War Career Elected to US congress but was denied his seat for refusing the Ironclad Oath, state politician.

Name KERSHAW, Joseph Brevard
Born January 5 1822, Camden SC
Died April 13 1894, Camden SC
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, Mexican War, politician.
War Service 1861 raised 2nd South Carolina - Col., commanded at Morris Island during the Fort Sumter bombardment, First Manassas, February 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded a brigade in McLaws' division, Peninsula campaign, Seven Days, Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Chickamauga, May 1864 Maj. Gen., commanded a division in Longstreet's corps, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Sayler's Creek (s).
Post War Career Lawyer, politician, judge, postmaster.
Notes A dependable commander.

Name KIRKLAND, William Whedbee
Born February 13 1833, Hillsboro NC
Died May 12 1915, Washington DC
Pre-War Profession Entered West Point in 1852 but did not graduate, commissioned US Marine Corps 1855, resigned 1860.
War Service 1861 Capt., Col. of 21st North Carolina, First Manassas, Jackson's Shenandoah Valley campaign, First Winchester (w), chief of staff to Cleburne at Murfreesboro, returned to his regiment before Gettysburg, August 1863 Brig. Gen. in Heth's division, Bristoe Station (w), Wilderness, Spotsylvania, wounded near Gaines' Mill, transferred to North Carolina, Fort Fisher, Bentonville.
Post War Career Commission agent, postal official.

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