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Robert L. Kilpatrick
Birth: Apr. 20, 1825
Paisley
Renfrewshire, Scotland
Death: May 8, 1895
Waukesha
Waukesha County
Wisconsin, USA

Union Civil War Army Officer. Born in Scotland, he began a lifelong military career when, as 16 years old, he enlisted in the infamous British regiment, 42nd Highlanders, better known as the "Black Watch." He fought in foreign lands at Malta and the Bermudas for ten years before emigrating to the United States and settling in Cincinnati, Ohio. He organized a company of Scotsmen, complete with Highlander costume-like uniforms in 1858 and were eventually merged into the 5th Ohio Volunteer Infantry when the Civil War began with Kilpatrick as its Captain. He was taken prisoner during a retreat from the Battle of Port Republic on June 9, 1862, and was held in Salsbury and Libby Prisons for three months until he was exchanged. He returned to his regiment and acted as its commanding officer through several major engagements, including the Battle of Chancellorsville, where a near fatal wound cost him his right arm. He assumed command of the regiment again during the Atlanta Campaign after Colonel John H. Patrick was killed. Early in 1865 he was transferred to command a cavalry company in the Veteran Reserve Corps and was appointed as the Assistant Provost Marshal of the Military District of Washington. After the war he accepted a commission in the Regular Army as a Captain and was assigned to command Fort Ontario in Oswego, New York, where he completed a watercolor painting depicting troops drilling at the Fort (1869) that remains on display at the Fort's museum. He retired from the army in December, 1870 at the full rank of Colonel. He also wrote a sketch for the Ohio Mollus, Volume 4 entitled "The 5th Ohio Infantry at Resaca". He returned to Ohio and lived in Clark County for the remainder of his life and died while visiting Waukeshaw, Wisconsin at the age of 70. (bio by: K Guy) 
 
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 Parents:
  Janet Kilpatrick (____ - 1874)
 
 Spouse:
  Margaret L Kilpatrick (____ - 1890)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Spring Grove Cemetery
Cincinnati
Hamilton County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Section 111, Lot 87
GPS (lat/lon): 39.17596, -84.5227
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: K Guy
Record added: Feb 12, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17910053
Robert L. Kilpatrick
Added by: K Guy
 
Robert L. Kilpatrick
Added by: Matthew Patterson
 
Robert L. Kilpatrick
Added by: K Guy
 
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Thank you sir for your service to our country during our American Civil War. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Apr. 20, 2016
Thank you for your service.
- HCGS Ohio
 Added: Jan. 30, 2016

- Rebecca Marden
 Added: Nov. 29, 2014
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