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William Maurice Kirby, American soldier.


Kirby, William Maurice was born on December 2, 1842 in Bridgeport, Seneca Company, New York, United States. Son of William Austin and Elizabeth C. (Maurice) Kirby.


Educational public schools, Buffalo.


Served in Civil war, private 3d New York volunteer artillery, January 1, 1862. Second lieutenant, March 10, 1862. First lieutenant, July 3, 1863.

Captain, February 17, 1865. Honorably discharged, July 8, 1865. Wounded, December 16, 1862.

Prisoner of war, February 2, 1864, escaped, January 13, 1865. Lieutenant-colonel 3d Regiment, New York Vol. Infantry, May 17 to December 10, 1898, in Spanish-American War.

In N.G.S.N.Y., First lieutenant and adjunct 49th Regiment, November 29, 1876. Lieutenant-colonel, February 10, 1880. Supernumerary, August 28, 1880.

Captain 2d separate company, May 11, 1881. Brevetted Lieutenant-colonel, August 10, 1881. General inspector rifle practice S.N.Y. of grade of brig.-general, January 1, 1897.

Inspector small arms practice and ordnance officer on staff major-general commanding National Guard, of grade of major, December 31, 1898, and brevetted major-general Senior vice-commander Association of Spanish-American War Veterans. Address: Auburn, New York.


Married June 26, 1867, Sophia E. Miller.

William Austin Kirby

Elizabeth C. (Maurice) Kirby

June 26