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D. B. McKibbin

D. B. McKibbin

Federal (USA)

Captain

David Bell McKibbin

(1836 - 1890)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Education: USMA (did not grad)

Command Billet: Commanding Battalion

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 14th United States Infantry, Second Battalion

 

see his Battle Report

Before Antietam

He entered the Regular Army as First Lieutenant, 9th United States Infantry, March 1, 1861. He was promoted to Captain, 14th Infantry, May 14, 1861.

The rest of the War

He was Colonel, 158th Pennsylvania Volunteers, November 24, 1862; mustered out of the Volunteer Service, August 12, 1863.

Appointed Colonel, 214th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, August 5, 1865 and again mustered out, but continued in the Regular Army until he retired as a Major in 1875.

He was breveted Brigadier General, U.S. Volunteers, March 13, 1865 for North Anna River, Bethesda Church, and war services. At one time he commander the 1st Brigade, District of Pamlico, North Carolina, XVIII Corps.

References & notes

Source: gravesite information from the Arlington Cemetery site.

Birth

4/9/1836 in PA

Death

11/8/1890; burial in Arlington National Cemetery, VA