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Gen Amos Samuel Kimball

Gen Amos Samuel Kimball

Birth
St. Lawrence County, New York, USA
Death 1909 (aged 68–69)
Potsdam, St. Lawrence County, New York, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Sec 1 Site 56
Memorial ID 5324204 · View Source
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BG Kimball's military career spanned over 40 years and included the Civil War, Indian Campaigns, and the Spanish American War.

Amos Samuel Kimball was born at Lawrence, New York, July 14, 1840. He graduated from State Normal School, Albany, New York in 1859. He was commissioned in the United States Army in November 1861, First Lieutenant, 98th New York Volunteer Infantry. He served in the Army of the Potomac to November 1862, including General George B McClellan's peninsular campaign, and afterward in the Carolinas with Maj Gen David Hunter and Lt Col Baynton J Hickman. He was Acting Quartermaster, Roanoke Island, North Carolina. He was Captain and Assistant Quartermaster of Volunteers, April 7, 1864, in charge of water transportation, Fort Monroe, and later Quartermaster at Newbern, North Carolina, during yellow fever epidemic, where he became ill with the disease. He was ordered to New York in April 1865.

He was brevetted Captain, Major, Lieutenant Colonel and Colonel by the state and appointed Major of United States Volunteers by brevet and Assistant Quartermaster, United States Army.

He served under General Sheridan in the Indian campaigns of 1868-69. He was Field Quartermaster with General Miles in the Arizona campaign against Geronimo, etc. Assigned in charge of General Depot, New York in 1897, and during the Spanish-American War, 1898, distributed over $8 million of materials in four months.

He was promoted to Colonel November 13, 1898 and Brigadier General, United States Army, October 1902. He died in 1909 and was buried with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery. His wife, Harriet Frances Crary, (1843-1931) is buried with him.


Gravesite Details GPS 38.880240 77.074723

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  • Originally Created by: pensjonert
  • Added: 28 Mar 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5324204
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gen Amos Samuel Kimball (14 Jul 1840–1909), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5324204, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by SarahTX (contributor 47664153) .