Amos Samuel Kimball
Brigadier General, United States Army
Samuel Kimball was born at Lawrence, New York, July 14, 1840. He graduated
from State Normal School, Albany, New York in 1859. He married Hattie F.
Crary, in 1861.
He was commissioned in the United States Army in November 1861, First Lieutenant, 98th New York Volunteer Infantry. He served in the Army of Potomac to November 1862, including McClellan's peninsular campaign, and afterward in Carolinas with Hunter and 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 Sheridan in the Indian campaigns of 1868-69. He was Field Quartermaster with General Miles in the Arizona campaign against Geronimo, etc. Assigned to 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 Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery.
His wife, Harriet Frances Crary, 1843-1931 is buried with him.
BRIGADIER GENERAL KIMBALL DEAD
WASHINGTON, October 11, 1909
Brigadier General Amos S. Kimball, U.S.A., retired, died at his home here yesterday at the age of 69, heart failure being the cause of his death. He will be buried with military honors in Arlington National Cemetery.
Amos S. Kimball was born in Lawrence, St. Lawrence County, New York, on July 24, 1840. He was educated there and at the State Normal School at Albany. At the outbreak of the Civil War he was appointed a First Lieutenant in the Ninety-eighth Regiment, New York Volunteer Infantry. He served in the Army of the Potomac in 1862, participating in General McClellan's Peninsula Campaign. He was afterward in the Carolinas with Hunter and Heckman and later was Acting Quartermaster of Roanoke Island and Newburn, North Carolina, during the Yellow Fever epedemic at the latter place. He became ill with the disease and was ordered to his home.
Kimball was appointed a Brigadier General in
1902 and was placed on the retired list the following day on his own request
after forty years of actual service.
KIMBALL, HARRIET F W/O A S
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 28 June 2003