Brevet Brig. Gen. James Kerr Proudfit, (USA)

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James Kerr Proudfit

Birthdate: (85)
Birthplace: Argyle, Washington County, New York, United States
Death: May 30, 1917 (85)
Immediate Family:

Son of James Proudfit and Maria Amelia Jane Proudfit
Husband of Emelie Theresa Proudfit
Father of Maria Theresa Newhall; James Delamark Proudfit; Herbert Kerr Proudfit; Isabelle Miller; Grace Proudfit and 1 other

Occupation: General
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About Brevet Brig. Gen. James Kerr Proudfit, (USA)

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James Kerr Proudfit (1831-1917) was an American military officer.

Proudfit was born on July 24, 1831 in Argyle, New York. Following his father's death, he moved with his family to Brookfield, Wisconsin Territory. On September 20, 1855, he married his wife, Emelie, in Delafield, Wisconsin. They would have six children. Proudfit died on May 30, 1917.

Prudfit was initially assigned to the 1st Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment of the Union Army during the American Civil War. He later joined the 12th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment. The regiment would take part in the Siege of Vicksburg and the Jackson Expedition. Proudfit became its commander in 1864, succeeding George E. Bryant. In 1865, he was brevetted a brigadier general.

Proudfit was Adjutant General of Wisconsin from 1865 to 1868 and U.S. Surveyor General of the New Mexico Territory from 1872 to 1876.

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Brevet Brig. Gen. James Kerr Proudfit, (USA)'s Timeline

1831
July 24, 1831
Argyle, Washington County, New York, United States
1856
August 1, 1856
Age 25
Madison, Dane, Wisconsin, United States
1858
July 12, 1858
Age 26
Madison, Dane, Wisconsin, United States
1860
November 19, 1860
Age 29
Madison, Dane, Wisconsin, United States
1863
May 1863
Age 31
Madison, Dane, Wisconsin, United States
1869
1869
Age 37
Madison, Dane, Wisconsin, United States
1871
1871
Age 39
Madison, Dane, Wisconsin, United States
1917
May 30, 1917
Age 85