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Original “Brady” CDV photograph of Civil War General Hugh Judson Kilpatrick


Product Description

This is another nice item being offered, it is a period Civil War photograph of General Hugh Judson Kilpatrick. It measures 2 1/2" x 4". On the reverse is the famous backmark “Published by E.&H.T. Anthony, 501 Broadway, New York / Manufacturers of the Best Photographic Albus / From Photographic Negative by Brady”.

Kilpatrick graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point at the outbreak of the Civil War. Given command of a brigade in the Army of the Potomac’s new Cavalry Corps in early 1863, he earned a reputation for aggression and courage in combat, as well as for ordering reckless and even dangerous attacks; his nickname among many fellow soldiers was “Kil-Cavalry.”

After fighting in the Gettysburg Campaign (including the Battle of Brandy Station), Kilpatrick led a failed cavalry raid on Richmond in February-March 1864. He spent the remainder of the war serving under General William T. Sherman during the Atlanta campaign, the “March to the Sea” and the Carolina Campaign. After the war, Kilpatrick was twice named ambassador to Chile and ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Congress.

Kilpatrick CDVs are always in demand and often difficult to find, especially those from Matthew Brady negatives. This one is nice and clean with no creases or bends, and comes in the hard-plastic sleeve pictured. 

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