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Robert Frederick Hoke
Birth: May 27, 1837
Lincolnton
Lincoln County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Jul. 3, 1912
Lincolnton
Lincoln County
North Carolina, USA

Civil War Confederate Major General. At the start of the Civil War, he enlisted as a Lieutenant in Company K, 33rd North Carolina Infantry and fought at the Battle of Big Bethel. Promoted Colonel of 21st North Carolina Infantry in March, 1862, he commanded his new Regiment at the Battle for Fredericksburg and for distinguished service was promoted Brigadier General in December 1862. His greatest victory came on April 20, 1864, when his command, in a brilliant move, recaptured the town of Plymouth, taking more than 3,000 Union troops captive. For this action, Confederate President Jefferson Davis, commissioned him Major General and gave him orders to go to the defense of Richmond, Virginia. Arriving at Richmond, General Hoke was successful in repelling the Yankee assault on the city and holding up 3,200 of Union General Butler's men. In the fighting at Bentonville early 1865, the Union forces prevailed and Bentonville became his last major battle of the war. After the war, he entered in the development of iron mines and was he was named a director of the North Carolina Railroad Company, in 1893. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Lydia Ann Van Wyck Hoke (1849 - 1915)*
 
 Children:
  Van Wyck Hoke (1871 - 1949)*
  Michael Hoke (1874 - 1944)*
  Lydia Maverick Hoke Webb (1877 - 1960)*
  Frances Burton Hoke Pollock (1879 - 1972)*
  Robert Burton Hoke (1884 - 1885)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oakwood Cemetery
Raleigh
Wake County
North Carolina, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 35.78579, -78.62865
 
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Record added: Jun 21, 2000
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Remembering and Honoring a True Southern Hero. A Confederate Soldier who Bravely and Proudly Fought for Southern Independence During the War of Northern Aggression. Deo Vindice.
- Tony Smith SCV Camp 38, North Charleston S.C.
 Added: May. 23, 2014

- Patrick Murphy
 Added: May. 11, 2014
33RD NC INFANTRY REGIMENT FLAG
- Tom Fagart
 Added: Apr. 15, 2014
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