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Civil War Soldiers - Kimball
|Kimball, Nathan, brigadier-general,
U.S. Army, was born in Fredericksburg, Ind., Nov. 22, 1822. He raised
and became captain of a company of volunteers which served in the
Mexican war, and at the beginning of the Civil war he became colonel
of the 14th Ind. infantry. He took part in the battles of Cheat
mountain and Greenbrier in the fall of 1861, commanded a brigade at
the battle of Winchester, and was promoted brigadier-general of
volunteers, April 15, 1862, for a victory over Stonewall Jackson at
Kernstown, Va., on March 23. At Antietam his brigade held its ground
with desperate courage, losing nearly 600 men, and at Fredericksburg
Gen. Kimball was severely wounded. Subsequently he served in the west,
commanding a provisional division at Vicksburg, in June and July,
1863. He was afterwards present at the battles of Dallas, New Hope
Church, Kennesaw mountain and Peachtree creek, where his gallantry won
him promotion to command of a division, and he served in all the
battles around Atlanta until the capture of that city, Sept. 2, 1864.
He was then detached to aid in quelling the disturbance arising
concerning the "Knights of the Golden Circle" in Indiana and afterward
took part in the battles of Franklin and Nashville in the latter part
of 1864. He was brevetted major-general of volunteers, Feb. 1, 1865,
and was mustered out Aug. 24, 1865. He was state treasurer of Indiana,
1870-71, served one term as representative in the state legislature,
and in 1873 was appointed by President Grant surveyor-general of Utah
territory and moved to Salt Lake city. He died Jan. 21, 1898.
Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal
States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908