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N. Kimball

N. Kimball

Federal (USV)


Nathan Kimball

(1822 - 1898)

Home State: Indiana

Command Billet: Brigade Commander

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Corps


see his Battle Report

Before Antietam

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, General 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