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Federal (USV)


William J. Kibbe

(c. 1826 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 13th Pennsylvania Reserves (1st Rifles)

Before Antietam

A 35 year old carpenter in McKean County, he enlisted there on 15 May 1861 and mustered into service as First Sergeant, Company I, 13th Pennsylvania Reserves on 30 May in Harrisburg.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action near Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds on 18 September 1862.

References & notes

His service from Bucktails 1 and the Card File,2 as Wm. I. Kibbo.


c. 1826


09/18/1862; in MD


1   Thomson, O. R. Howard, and William H. Rauch, History of the "Bucktails", Kane Rifle Regiment of the Pennsylvania Reserve Corps (13th Pennsylvania Reserves, 42nd of the Line), Philadelphia: Electric Printing Co., 1906, pg. 417  [AotW citation 22983]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 22984]