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Amos Samuel Kimball, American army officer. Served under Sheridan in Indian campaign, 1868-1869.


Kimball, Amos Samuel was born on July 14, 1840 in Lawrence, New York, United States. Son of James and Sophia (Taft) Kimball.


Graduated from State Normal School, Albany, New York, 1859.


Commissioned November 1861, First lieutenant 98th New York volunteer infantry. Served in Army of Potomac to November 1862, including McClellan’s peninsular campaign. Afterward in Carolinas with Hunter and Heckman.

Acting q.-m. Roanoke Island, North Carolina. Captain and a. q. m. vols. April 7, 1864, in charge water transportation Fort Monroe.

Later q. m. at Newbern, North Carolina, during yellow fever epidemic, where he became ill with the disease. Ordered to New York, April, 1865. Bvtd. captain, major, lieutenant colonel and colonel by State and appointed major vols. by brevetted and assistant q. m.

United States of America.


Served under Sheridan in Indian campaign, 1868-1869.


Married Hattie F. Crary, 1861.

James Kimball

Sophia (Taft) Kimball

Hattie F. Crary