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Robert Lewis Kimberly
Birth: Jul. 3, 1836
Connecticut, USA
Death: Jun. 15, 1915
Dayton
Campbell County
Kentucky, USA

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. At the outbreak of the Civil War he was a newspaper reporter at the Cleveland Ohio Herald and enlisted in the Union Army as a 2nd lieutenant in the 41st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on October 29, 1861. As a Captain, he was wounded at the Battle of Shiloh, recovered and later returned to his unit and served throughout the Civil War. With the 41st Ohio Volunteer Infantry he fought in battles at Chickamauga, Chattanooga, Georgia and the siege at Atlanta, also Franklin, Nashville, Chattanooga and Missionary Ridge, in Tennessee. At Missionary Ridge, he assumed command of a brigade and was promoted Colonel. His commanding officer, Brigadier General William B. Hazen gave him several commendations and he served as Hazen's assistant adjutant-general. For his meritorious war service he was brevetted Brigadier General on March 13, 1865. Upon return to civilian life, he went back to newspaper work and purchased a newspaper in Ohio. By 1888 he had moved to Northern Kentucky and collaborated on an historical book called “Ohio in the War”, published by the Kentucky Post. In the mid-1890s he moved back to Dayton Ohio, became involved in the G.A.R. events serving as chairman, was elected the Democratic City Assessor in 1901 and also served as secretary for the Dayton Board of Education in 1902. In addition to his writing and printing career, he was also credited with the patent on parts of the first Linotype machine. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Louise Charlotte Norman Kimberly (1864 - 1936)*
 
 Children:
  Louis Robert Kimberly (1892 - 1945)*
 
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Burial:
Evergreen Cemetery
Southgate
Campbell County
Kentucky, USA
Plot: soldiers section
 
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Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Feb 13, 2005
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