Thomas Leiper Kane

Thomas Leiper Kane

Birth
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 26 Dec 1883 (aged 61)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Kane, McKean County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 5843065 · View Source
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Civil War Union Brigadier General. Noted for being the commander of the Pennsylvania Bucktails during the Civil War, and as founder of the town of Kane, Pennsylvania. When the Civil War started he recruited the famous “Bucktail” regiment, the 13th Pennsylvania Reserves (also known as the 1st Pennsylvania Rifles or the 42nd Pennsylvania Infantry) from woodmen and hunters from the Bucks County, Pennsylvania area. As the Lieutenant Colonel, he was slightly wounded at the Battle of Dranesville, Virginia on December 20, l861. He was later wounded and captured at the Battle of Harrisonburg during the Shenandoah Valley Campaign. On September 7, 1862 be was promoted to Brigadier General, US Volunteers, and commanded a brigade at the Battle of Chancellorsville where he fell ill. Supposedly rising from his hospital bed, he resumed command of his brigade in the XII Corps at Gettysburg on the morning of July 2, 1863. His command was not a vital element in the battle, but he received the brevet of. Major General, US Volunteers in 1865 for his services there. He resigned from the army in November 1863. First buried at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia in the family vault that contains his brother, explorer Elisha Kane, but was later removed to Kane, Pa. and buried there

Bio by: Ethan F. Bishop


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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Leiper Kane (27 Jan 1822–26 Dec 1883), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5843065, citing Kane Memorial Chapel Cemetery, Kane, McKean County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .