Friday, September 09, 2011

Robert Frederick Hoke.

Robert Frederick Hoke.

Birth: May 27, 1837.
Death: Jul. 3, 1912.

Note.  To read his farewell push on the photo's.

Civil War Confederate Major General. At the start of the Civil War, he enlisted as a Lieutenant in Company K, 33rd North Carolina Infantry and fought at the Battle of Big Bethel. Promoted Colonel of 21st North Carolina Infantry in March, 1862, he commanded his new Regiment at the Battle for Fredericksburg and for distinguished service was promoted Brigadier General in December 1862. His greatest victory came on April 20, 1864, when his command, in a brilliant move, recaptured the town of Plymouth, taking more than 3,000 Union troops captive. For this action, Confederate President Jefferson Davis, commissioned him Major General and gave him orders to go to the defense of Richmond, Virginia. Arriving at Richmond, General Hoke was successful in repelling the Yankee assault on the city and holding up 3,200 of Union General Butler's men. In the fighting at Bentonville early 1865, the Union forces prevailed and Bentonville became his last major battle of the war. After the war, he entered in the development of iron mines and was he was named a director of the North Carolina Railroad Company, in 1893.

His Wife.

Lydia Ann Van Wyck Hoke.

Birth: Jun. 7, 1849.
Death: Nov. 2, 1915.
Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina.
Both Burials:Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina.

Robert F. Hoke, a farewell to his command.

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