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Elias Kilpatrick


Birth: 15 Sep 1841


Death: 1 Dec 1907


Burial: Old Brasstown Baptist Church Cemetery
Young Harris, Towns County, Georgia, USA

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Served in Company G, 65th Inf., Georgia as Pvt


Unit Details:
65th Infantry Regiment was organized during the spring of 1863 using the infantry battalion of Smith's Georgia Legion as its nucleus. Some of the men were from Gilmer and Floyd counties. After serving in East Tennessee the unit was attached to J.H. Kelly's, J.K. Jackson's, and Gist's Brigade, Army of Tennessee. The 65th fought with the army from Chickamauga to Nashville, then was active in North Carolina. In December, 1863, it contained 291 men and 226 arms but was further reduced when it surrendered in April, 1865. The field officers were Colonels John S. Fain, William G. Foster, Robert H. Moore, and Sumner J. Smith; Lieutenant Colonel Jacob W. Pearcy; and Major Samuel F. Williams.
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