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 Edgar Allison Kimball

Edgar Allison Kimball

Birth
Pembroke, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, USA
Death 12 Apr 1863 (aged 40)
Suffolk, Suffolk City, Virginia, USA
Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Plot Section 172, Lot 14055
Memorial ID 3295 · View Source
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Union Army Officer. He was trained as a printer and worked as a newspaper editor in New Hampshire and Vermont. He attended Pembroke Military Academy and Norwich University, and was commissioned as a Captain and company commander in the 9th United States Infantry Regiment for the Mexican-American War. He took part in the Battles of Contreras, Churubusco, and Chapultepec, and received a promotion to brevet Major. After the war, he worked for the “New York Herald”, became active in Democratic politics, and was employed as a Weigher in the New York Customs House. At the start of the Civil War he was commissioned as a Major in the 9th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment. He took part in several engagements, was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel, and became commander of the regiment. In April 1863, General Michael Corcoran of the Union’s Irish Brigade attempted to pass through the 9th New York’s area during operations in Virginia. When challenged by a sentry, Corcoran refused to provide a password. Kimball came to the sentry’s aid, and Corcoran then shot and killed Kimball. Corcoran was not arrested or charged with a crime, and he was never reprimanded.

Bio by: Bill McKern


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  • Added: 2 Aug 1998
  • Find A Grave Memorial 3295
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edgar Allison Kimball (13 Jun 1822–12 Apr 1863), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3295, citing Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .