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Civil War Soldiers - Knipe

Knipe, Joseph F., brigadier-general, U.S. Army, was born in Mount Joy, Lancaster county, Pa., Nov. 30, 1823. He served in the ranks through the Mexican war, then engaged in business in Harrisburg, Pa., and in 1861 organized the 46th Penn. regiment, of which he was commissioned colonel. He was promoted brigadier-general Nov. 29, 1862, and served in the Army of the Potomac, then in the Army of the Cumberland, commanding first a brigade and subsequently a division, until the fall of Atlanta, when he became chief of cavalry of the Army of the Tennessee. Gen. Knipe was wounded twice at Winchester, twice at Cedar mountain, and once at Resaca. He was mustered out of the service, Aug. 24, 1865, and became after the war superintendent of one of the departments of the military prison at Leavenworth, Kan. He died Aug. 18, 1901.

Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908

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