H. Judson Kilpatrick
Original Author: Unknown
Created: ca. 1855–1865
Medium: Wet collodion glass-plate negative
Publisher: Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division

H. Judson Kilpatrick

H. Judson Kilpatrick was a brigadier general in the Union Army during the American Civil War (1861–1865). He lends his name to the Kilpatrick-Dahlgren Raid, an incident in the spring of 1864 in which Kilpatrick, along with Union colonel Ulric Dahlgren, led a raid on Confederate defenses in Richmond, hoping to liberate prisoners of war. The raid was both a military and political fiasco, and cost Dahlgren his life.