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R.P. McKibbin
R.P. McKibbin

Federal (USA)

Lieutenant

Robert Peebles McKibbin

(1834 - 1873)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 4th United States Infantry

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Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was appointed 2nd Lieutenant, 4th US Infantry on 5 August 1861. By March 1862, when the Regiment left Washington DC for the Peninsular Campaign, Lieutenant McKibbin was in command of Company K. He was promoted to First Lieutenant on 1 August 1862.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The remainder of the War:
He was "on disbursing duty" in Boston into 1864, then aide-de-camp, First Division, 9th Army Corps. Promoted Captain on 20 January 1865. He was honored by brevets to Captain (17 Sep 62) for Antietam, Major (13 Mar 65) for Petersburg, VA, and Lieutenant Colonel (13 Mar 65) for War service.

After the War:
He continued in Regular Army service, in the West. He resigned on 15 March 1870.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Heitman1 and Powell2. His photograph from the MOLLUS Massachusetts Collection3. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth Date: 08/17/1834    Place of Birth: Pittsburgh, PA    
College: Yale University    Graduating Year: 1859    
Death Date: 07/21/1873    Death Place: Galveston, TX    Burial Place: Cedar Grove Cemetery, Chambersburg, PA



Notes

1   Heitman, Francis Bernard, Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army 1789-1903, 2 volumes, Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1903, Vol. 1, pg. 673  [AotW citation 14690]

2   Powell, William Henry, A History of the Organization and Movements of the Fourth Regiment of Infantry, United States Army, Washington, DC: McGill and Witherow, Printers and Stereotypers, 1871, pp. 52, 154 - 155  [AotW citation 14691]

3   US Army, Military History Institute (USAMHI), Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS)-Massachusetts Photograph Collection, Published 2009, <http://cdm16635.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/search/collection/p16635coll12/>, Source page: Vol. 10, pg. 466  [AotW citation 14692]



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