Name KANE, Thomas Leiper
Born January 27 1822, Philadelphia PA
Died December 26 1883, Philadelphia PA
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, US commissioner, served with the Underground Railroad, associated with the Mormons.
War Service 1861 organised the 13th Pennsylvania Reserves (the "Bucktails", also known as the 42nd Pennsylvania) - Lt. Col., Dranesville (w), Shenandoah Valley campaign, Harrisonburg (w,c), September 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 2nd Bde/2nd Divn/XII Corps at Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, resigned due to ill health November 1863.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Businessman, author.
Zobell, Albert L Sentinel in the East: a biography of Thomas L. Kane Salt Lake City, N.G. Morgan, c1965
Name KAUTZ, August Valentine
Born January 5 1828, Baden, Germany
Died September 4 1895, Seattle WA
Pre-War Profession Mexican War, Graduated West Point 1852, service on Pacific coast.
War Service May 1861 Capt. in 6th US Cavalry, defences of Washington, Peninsula campaign, Seven Days, September 1862 Col. of 2nd Ohio Cavalry, served in Kansas, fought in Morgan's raid into Kentucky and Indiana, May 1864 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded the Cavalry Division in the Petersburg campaign, Reams's Station, commanded 1st Divn/XXV Corps in Richmond.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. October 28 1864, Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service, frontier duty, retired 1892.
Wallace, Andrew Gen. August V. Kautz and the southwestern frontier Tucson, 1967
Name KEARNY, Philip
Born June 2 1815, New York NY
Died September 1 1862, Chantilly VA
Pre-War Profession Travelled, joined US Army as 2nd Lt in 1st Dragoons, attended French Cavalry School, served in Algiers, Mexican War, served in California, resigned from the army in 1851, served in Napoleon III's Imperial Guard in Italy.
War Service May 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 1st Divn/III Corps in Peninsula campaign, Seven Pines, July 1862 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, Second Bull Run campaign, Chantilly (k).
Notes He originated the "Kearny patch", the forerunner of corps badges.
On the Internet The Biography of General Philip Kearny
De Peyster, J. Watts Personal and military history of Philip Kearny, Major General United States volunteers New York, Rice and Gage, 1869
Kearny, Thomas General Philip Kearny, a battle soldier of five wars, including the conquest of the West by General Stephen Watts Kearny New York, G.P. Putnam's sons, 1937
Werstein, Irving Kearny, the magnificent : the story of General Philip Kearny, 1815-1862 New York, John Day, 1962
Name KEIM, William Hugh
Born June 25 1813, nr Reading PA
Died May 18 1862, Harrisburg PA
Pre-War Profession Militia officer, politician, US congressman, surveyor-general of Pennsylvania.
War Service 1861 as Maj. Gen. of Pennsylvania Volunteers was second in command to Patterson in the Shenandoah Valley, December 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 2nd Bde/Casey's Divn/IV Corps at Williamsburg, died of "camp fever".
Name KELLEY, Benjamin Franklin
Born April 10 1807, New Hampton NH
Died July 16 1891, Oakland MD
Pre-War Profession Merchant, railroad freight agent.
War Service May 1861 raised 1st (West) Virginia - Col., Philippi (w), May 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded districts in West Virginia and Maryland, guarded railroads, captured by partisans in Cumberland MD in February 1865, exchanged soon after.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. August 5 1864.
Post War Career Collector of internal revenue, superintendent of a reservation, examiner of pensions.
Name KENLY, John Reese
Born January 11 1818, Baltimore MD
Died December 20 1891, Baltimore MD
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, Mexican War.
War Service 1861 Col. of 1st Maryland, garrison duty on upper Potomac, Front Royal (c), exchanged August 1862, August 1862 Brig. Gen. of Volunteers in command of the Maryland Brigade, guarded B & O railroad, commanded 3rd Divn/I Corps in Bristoe campaign, commanded Dist. of Delaware, served in pursuit of Early's troops following his Washington raid, defeated near Winchester, commanded Dist. of Eastern Shore (Maryland).
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 13 1865.
Post War Career
Name KETCHAM, John Henry
Born December 21 1832, Dutchess Cty NY
Died November 4 1906, New York NY
Pre-War Profession Farmer, politician.
War Service October 1862 Col. of 150th New York, Gettysburg, guarded railroads in Tennessee, Atlanta campaign, Atlanta (w), Savannah (w), resigned March 1865, April 1865 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.V. December 6 1864, Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 13 1865.
Post War Career US congressman, commissioner of the District of Columbia.
Name KETCHUM, William Scott
Born July 7 1813, Norwalk CT
Died June 28 1871, Baltimore MD
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1834, served in Florida and on the frontier.
War Service 1861 Maj. in 4th US Infantry, November 1861 Lt. Col. of 10th US Infantry, February 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, served in recruiting depots and quartermasters department.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service in the Adjutant General's office, retired 1870.
Notes Died under mysterious circumstances, probably murdered by his landlady.
Name KEYES, Erasmus Darwin
Born May 29 1810, Brimfield MA
Died October 14 1895, Nice, France
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1832, frontier duty, garrison duty, instructor at West Point.
War Service May 1861 Col. of 11th US Infantry, commanded 1st Bde/1st Divn at First Bull Run, May 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded IV Corps in Peninsula campaign, May 1862 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, Seven Days, commanded Yorktown District, moved against Richmond during the Gettysburg campaign, served on boards and commissions, retired May 1864.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.A. May 31 1862.
Post War Career Gold miner, banker, wine maker.
Notes He was involved in a controversy with Gen. Dix about his actions during the Gettysburg campaign.
Name KIERNAN, James Lawlor
Born October 26 1837, Cty Galway, Ireland
Died November 29 1869, New York NY
Pre-War Profession Emigrated to US, doctor, published medical journal.
War Service 1861 surgeon attached to 69th New York, First Bull Run, surgeon of 6th Missouri Cavalry, Pea Ridge, resigned May 1863, August 1863 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded the post at Milliken's Bend, resigned February 1864 due to ill health.
Post War Career US consul to China, doctor.
Name KILPATRICK, Hugh Judson "Kill Cavalry"
Born January 14 1836, Deckertown NJ
Died December 4 1881, Santiago, Chile
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1861.
War Service May 1861 Capt. in 5th New York, Big Bethel (w), Lt. Col. of 2nd New York Cavalry, various raids and skirmishes, December 1862 Col., Stoneman's raid, commanded 2nd Bde/2nd Divn/Cavalry Corps at Aldie Middleburg and Upperville, June 1863 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 3rd Divn/Cavalry Corps at Gettysburg, Kilpatrick-Dahlgren raid on Richmond, commanded cavalry in Atlanta campaign, Dalton (w), March to the Sea, Carolinas campaign, June 1865 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. January 12 1865, Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career US minister to Chile.
Notes Goaded Elon Farnsworth to make his unnecessary charge at Gettysburg.
Martin, Samuel J Kill-Cavalry : Sherman's merchant of terror : the life of Union General Hugh Judson Kilpatrick Madison NJ, Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1996
Name KIMBALL, Nathan
Born November 22 1822, Fredericksburg IN
Died January 21 1898, Ogden UT
Pre-War Profession Teacher, farmer, doctor, Mexican War.
War Service June 1861 Col. of 14th Indiana, Cheat Mountain, Greenbrier, commanded 1st Bde/2nd Divn/V Corps in Shenandoah Valley campaign, commanded Shields' division at Kernstown, April 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 1st Bde/3rd Divn/II Corps at Antietam, Fredericksburg (w), commanded 3rd Divn/XVI Corps in the siege of Vicksburg, commanded 1st Bde/2nd Divn/IV Corps in Atlanta campaign, commanded 1st Divn/IV Corps at Atlanta, Franklin, Nashville.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. February 1 1865.
Post War Career State treasurer, politician, surveyor general of Utah, postmaster.
Notes At Kernstown, he inflicted a rare defeat on T J Jackson.
Name KING, John Haskell
Born February 19 1820, either in Sackets Harbor NY or in Michigan
Died April 7 1888, Washington DC
Pre-War Profession Appointed 2nd Lt in US Army in 1837, Seminole war, Mexican War, frontier duty.
War Service 1861 brought 9 companies of regular troops from Texas to New York, Maj. in US 15th Infantry, Shiloh, advance on Corinth, Stone's River (w), November 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 3rd Bde/1st Divn/XIV Corps at Chickamauga, commanded 2nd Bde/1st Divn/XIV Corps in Atlanta campaign, commanded a brigade in the Dist. of the Etowah.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.V. May 31 1865.
Post War Career Army service on the frontier, retired 1882.
Name KING, Rufus
Born January 26 1814, New York NY
Died October 13 1876, New York NY
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1833, service in engineers, resigned US Army 1836, civil engineer, newspaper editor, militia officer, politician, US minister to Papal States.
War Service May 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, defences of Washington, commanded 1st Divn/III Corps at Groveton, served on Fitz John Porter's court martial, resigned due to ill health October 1863.
Post War Career US minister to Papal States, helped secure arrest of John Surratt, deputy customs collector.
Notes Was either ill (through epilepsy) or drunk at Second Bull Run.
Name KIRBY, Edmund
Born March 11 1840, Brownsville NY
Died May 28 1863, Washington DC
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1861.
War Service 1861 2nd Lt. in 1st US Artillery, 1st Lt., First Bull Run, Ball's Bluff, Peninsula campaign, Seven Days, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville (w), died following operation, May 1863 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers.
Notes Second cousin of Confederate Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith.
Name KIRK, Edward Needles
Born February 29 1828, Jefferson Cty OH
Died July 21 1863, Sterling IL
Pre-War Profession Lawyer.
War Service September 1861 Col. of 34th Illinois (which he helped recruit), Shiloh (w), opposed Bragg's invasion of Kentucky, November 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 2nd Bde/2nd Divn/XIV Corps at Stone's River (w,c), returned to his home in Sterling where he died of his wounds.
Name KNIPE, Joseph Farmer
Born March 30 1823, Mount Joy PA
Died August 18 1901, Harrisburg PA
Pre-War Profession Shoemaker, enlisted in US Army 1842, Mexican War, resigned 1848, railroad employee.
War Service 1861 brigade inspector of Pennsylvania militia, October 1861 Col. of 46th Pennsylvania, Shenandoah Valley campaign, Cedar Mountain (c), commanded 1st Bde/1st Divn/XII Corps at Antietam, November 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, Chancellorsville, commanded 1st Bde/1st Divn/XX Corps in Atlanta campaign, commanded 7th Divn/Cavalry Corps at Nashville.
Post War Career Postmaster, occupied a number of state and federal posts.
Name KRYZANOWSKI, Wladimir
Born July 8 1824, Raznova, Poland
Died January 31 1887, New York NY
Pre-War Profession Emigrated to US 1846, civil engineer.
War Service 1861 raised a Polish regiment - part of 58th New York - October 1861 Col., served under Fremont and Schurz, Shenandoah Valley campaign, Second Bull Run, November 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers - not confirmed by Senate, regimental command at Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, joined Hooker's expedition to Chattanooga.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.V. March 2 1865.
Post War Career Civil servant in Treasury, charge with theft of public monies - charges dropped, customs inspector in Central America, customs agent.
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