Judson Kilpatrick, Vernon’s Civil War hero (sort of)

The granite grave marker for General Hugh Judson Kilpatrick in the cemetery at the United States Military Academy, West Point.

Some years ago I made a pilgrimage to the cemetery up at West Point. It’s a lovely place at the historic military academy, up on the banks of the Hudson River. And it’s not hard to find more famous generals than you can shake a stick at buried there.

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  1. Steve Basic says:

    I appreciate the interest by journalists of today writing about CW soldiers, but get the sites right. Fort Sumpter?? Hell, it’s 2010 and you would think by now the correct spelling would not be a chore. Know the journalist’s story was based on NJ’s own Kilpatrick, but kinda wished he would have taken the few steps north and told all who was buried in front of Judson…John Buford and Alonzo Cushing.

    Regards from the Garden State,

    Steve

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