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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

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