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    Union Major-General H. Judson Kilpatrick Autograph Letter Signed, "J. Kilpatrick," two pages on 3rd Cavalry Division letterhead, 7.75" x 10", "on Kent River" [Georgia], August 31, 1864, to Brigadier General Elliot, n.p. Kilpatrick writes in part, "...Three regiments of my Division... pushed in to the right of the Infantry and made a deliberate effort to reach the road below Jonesboro, the enemy in front of my Cavalry was driven to within three hundred yards of the track, but we could not reach it owing to my small force, and the fact that it was now quite dark..." Hugh Judson Kilpatrick (1836-1888) served as Sherman's chief of cavalry in Georgia and the Carolinas. An impetuous fighter, Kilpatrick was attracted to personal glory and low women. Very fine condition.

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    October, 2007
    25th-26th Thursday-Friday
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