Chambers McKibbin – Brigadier General, United States Army

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Chambers McKibbin ofPennsylvnaia

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 Joseph Chambers McKibbin.


MCKIBBIN, CHAMBERS

  • BRIG GEN USA RET
  • DATE OF DEATH: 12/30/1918
  • BURIED AT: SECTION W-S  SITE 90-A
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

MCKIBBIN, MARY SIBLEY W/O CHAMBERS

  • DATE OF DEATH: 09/19/1828
  • BURIED AT: SECTION W-E  SITE 90-A
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
    WIFE OF CHAMBERS MCKIBBIN, BRIG GEN USA

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