Colonel Kirkwood Otey (CSA)

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Kirkwood Otey, Sr.

Birthplace: Lynchburg, VA
Death: Died in Lynchburg, VA
Immediate Family:

Son of John Otey, 1859 and Lucy Wilhemina Otey (Norvell)
Husband of Lucy Dabney Otey (Norvell)
Father of Mina Gaston Otey; John Matthews Otey; Anne Norvell Scott (Otey) and Kirkwood Otey Jr.
Brother of Fredrick William Otey; Ann Elizabeth Otey; Samuel Dexter Otey; Van Rensellaer Otey; Lucy Wilhelmina Walker (Otey) and 3 others

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About Colonel Kirkwood Otey (CSA)

Kirkwood Otey (c. October 18, 1832-June 1, 1897) served as the commanding officer of the 11th Virginia Infantry in the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia during the American Civil War.

Civil War service

Otey commanded the regiment first as a major, then as a colonel in the years 1864-1865, until General Robert E. Lee's surrender to General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, on April 9, 1865. While still a major in command of the 11th Virginia, Otey was wounded in the shoulder during the immortal frontal assault known as Pickett's Charge near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This occurred on the third and final day of the Battle of Gettysburg (the bloodiest and probably most decisive engagement of the conflict), on July 3, 1863. Otey survived, however, and would serve as commanding colonel of the unit until the war ended.


Otey died in 1897 and is buried in Lynchburg, Virginia's Spring Hill Cemetery next to his wife.

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Colonel Kirkwood Otey (CSA)'s Timeline

October 19, 1832
Lynchburg, VA
February 23, 1863
Age 30
Lynchburg, Virginia, United States
February 5, 1866
Age 33
Lynchburg, Virginia, United States
November 17, 1872
Age 40
Lynchburg, Virginia, USA
Age 50
Lynchburg, VA, USA
June 1, 1897
Age 64
Lynchburg, VA