(1822 - 1898)
Home State: Indiana
Command Billet: Brigade Commander
Branch of Service: Infantry
see his Battle Report
He attended Washington County Seminary and Indiana Asbury University. (He then studied medicine at the University of Louisville Medical School - in 1864?).
He served in the Mexican war as Captain of 2nd Indiana volunteers, and at the beginning of the civil war was appointed Colonel of the 14th Indiana Infantry. He took part in operations in Cheat Mountain in September, and at the battle of Greenbrier in October, 1861, commanded a brigade at the battle of Winchester, and was commissioned Brigadier General of Volunteers on 15 April, 1862 - probably in recognition of his victory over Stonewall Jackson at Kernstown, Va., on March 23.
On the Campaign
Commander, 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, Gen. Sumner's II Corps.
The rest of the War
At Fredericksburg he was wounded in the thigh. Subsequently General Kimball served in the West, commanding a division at the siege of Vicksburg in June and July, 1863, and at the battle of Franklin on 30 November, 1864. He was mustered out of the service on 24 August 1865.
After the War
Kimball was Indiana state treasurer from 1867 to 1871, and served in the Indiana General Assembly in 1873, from Marion County. In 1874 he moved to Utah, where he was U. S. Surveyor for the Territory (1874-1878) and then postmaster of Ogden (1879-1883).
References & notes
Sources: Heitman, Francis Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army 1789-1903, Washington, US Government Printing Office, 1903. Appleton's Cyclopedia of American Biography, edited by James Grant Wilson and John Fiske. Six volumes, New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1887-1889
More on the Web
See more about him at the Indiana Historical Society.
11/22/1822; Fredericksburg, IN
1/21/1898 Ogden, UT; burial in Leavitt's Aultorest Memorial Park, Ogden, UT