Brigadier General, United States Army
Appointed from Pennsylvania, Private, General Service, 22 to 24 September 1862
Second Lieuteutenent, 14th U. S. Infantry, 22 September 1862
First Lieutenant, 10 June 1864
Transferred to the 32nd U. S. Infantry, 21 September 1866
Captain, 35th U. S. Infantry, 28 July 1866
Transferred to the 15th U. S. Infantry, 12 August 1869
Major, 25th U. S. Infantry, 25 April 1892
Lieutenant Colonel, 21st U. S. Infantry, 1 May 1896
Brigadier General, U. S. Volunteers, 8 July 1898
Honorably discharged fromthe volunteer service, 12 May 1899
Colonel, 12th U. S> Infantry, 1 April 1899
Transferredto the 24th U. S. Infantry, 12 August 1901
Brigadier general, 2 October 1902
Retired 3 October 1902
Breveted Captain, 18 August 1864 for gallant service in the battle of North Anna River, Virginia and during operations on the Weldon Railroad.
Born at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, November 2, 1841, he entered the Regular Army on September 22, 1862 and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the 14th Infantry two days afterward. He was promoted to First Lieutenant, June 1864; Captain of the 35th Infantry, July 1866; Major, 25th Infantry, April 1892; Lieutenant Colonel of the 21st Infantry, May 1896; and Colonel, 12th Infantry, April 1, 1899.
He greatly distinguished himself in 1864 at the Battle of North Anna River, Virginia.
In July 1898 he was appointed a Brigadier General of Volunteers for service in the Spanish-American War. He took an active part in the Santiago Campaign, and for services there he received special mention in the official reports of General Shafter.
After the Spanish surrender, he was appointed Military Governor of Santiago. He was honorably discharged from the Volunteer service on May 12, 1899. He was transferred to the 24th Infantry, August 12, 1901 and was promoted to Brigadier General, October 1902.
He retired at his own request, after more than
40 years of service, October 3, 1902. He made his home thereafter in Washington,
D. C., where he died in May 1913. He was buried in Section 1 of Arlington
National Cemetery, near David Bell McKibbin and
MCKIBBIN, MARY SIBLEY W/O CHAMBERS
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