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 Robert Frederick Hoke

Robert Frederick Hoke

Birth
Lincolnton, Lincoln County, North Carolina, USA
Death 3 Jul 1912 (aged 75)
Lincolnton, Lincoln County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 10041 · View Source
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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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  • Added: 21 Jun 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10041
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Frederick Hoke (27 May 1837–3 Jul 1912), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10041, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .