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Civil War Soldiers - Kiddoo

Kiddoo, Joseph B., brigadier-general, U.S. Army, was born in Pennsylvania about 1840. He entered the national service at the beginning of the Civil war as a private in the 2nd Penn. volunteers and engaged in the siege of Yorktown and in the battles of Williamsburg, Fair Oaks and Malvern hill. He was then promoted major of the 101st Penn. volunteers and engaged in the battles of South mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville, serving as colonel in the last named battle. He was promoted major of the 6th U. S. colored troops in Oct., 1863, and colonel of the 22nd U. S. colored infantry in 1864, was present at the siege of Petersburg with the Army of the James, and was severely wounded on Oct. 4. He was brevetted brigadier-general of volunteers for gallant and meritorious service in the assault on Petersburg, and major-general of volunteers for gallant and meritorious services during the war. On July 28, 1866, he was appointed lieutenant-colonel of the 43d U. S. infantry, but was incapacitated from active service by his wounds, and on Dec. 15, 1870, was retired with the full rank of brigadier-general in the regular army. Gen. Kiddoo died in New York city, Aug. 19, 1880.

Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908

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