The Photo Request has been fulfilled.

 
 Caldwell Keppelle Hall

Caldwell Keppelle Hall

Birth
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 30 May 1870 (aged 31)
Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Section G, Lot 245
Memorial ID 8033 · View Source
Suggest Edits

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. First serving during the Civil War as a 1st Lieutenant and Adjutant of the 5th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry, he was then detailed as an Aide-de-camp to his brigade commander, Brigadier General Joseph B. Carr. When the 14th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry was recruited, he was appointed it's Lieutenant Colonel and second-in-command to Colonel William Truex. He commanded the regiment at the July 1864 Battle of Monocacy (Colonel Truex commanded his brigade), where his VI Corps division was hastily rushed to slow Confederate General Jubal Early's attempt to capture Washington, DC. The Confederate troops were stopped for 24 hours, which gave Union defenses in Washington crucial time to be re-enforced. Lieutenant Colonel Hall was severely wounded during the battle, along with every other officer of the 14th New Jersey, save one. His wounds were such that he did not return to field service, but he was given a brevet promotion to Brigadier General, US Volunteers on March 13, 1865 for "gallant services at the battle of Monocacy, MD." A trained lawyer, he resumed his law practice, and was appointed by Governor william Ward as Prosecutor of Pleas for Mercer County, New Jersey, a position he held from 1867 until his death three years later.

Bio by: Russ Dodge


Family Members


Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

How famous was Caldwell Keppelle Hall?

Current rating:

23 votes

Sign-in to cast your vote.

  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 8 Jan 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8033
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Caldwell Keppelle Hall (10 Mar 1839–30 May 1870), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8033, citing Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .