Joseph Chambers McKibbin – Colonel, United States Army Member of Congress

Date Icon Publish Date

Joseph Chambers McKibbin of Pennsylvania
Appointed from California, Colonel & Assistant Aide de Camp, 29 November 1861
Resigned 29 January 1864


Died 1 July 1896 Born at Chamberburg, Pennsylvania, May 14, 1824, he attended Princeton, 1840-42; studied law in California and was admitted to the California Bar in 1852. He practiced in Downleville and served as a Member of the California State Senate, 1852-53; was a Member of the House of Representatives (Democrat from California), 35th Congress (1857-59);

He served with the U.S. Army in the Civil War, one of the first cavalry officers appointed by President Lincoln. Served as Colonel and Aide-de-Camp to Generals Halleck and Thomas. He settled in Washington after the war and was engaged as a general contractor.

He died at Marshall Hall, Maryland, July 1, 1896 and was buried in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery, near Chambers McKibbin and David Ball McKibbin.


Courtesy of the Congress of the United States:

Representative from California; born in Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pa., May 14, 1824; received a common-school education and attended Princeton College 1840-1842; moved to California and settled in Sierra County in 1849; studied law; was admitted to the bar in July 1852 and practiced in Downieville; member of the State senate in 1852 and 1853; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fifth Congress (March 4,  1857-March 3, 1859); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1858 to the Thirty-sixth Congress; during the Civil War enlisted in the Union Army in 1861 and was one of the first six Cavalry officers appointed by President Lincoln; served as a colonel and aide-de-camp on the staffs of Major General Halleck and Major General Thomas; settled in Washington, D.C., after the Civil War, as a general contractor; purchased the property at Marshall Hall, Charles County, Md., in 1883; died at Marshall Hall, Md., near Wahington, D.C., July 1, 1896; interment in Arlington National Cemetery.

MCKIBBIN ADILSA W/O JOS

  • DATE OF DEATH: 06/04/1896
  • BURIED AT: SECTION EAST  SITE 773
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
  • WIFE OF JC MCKIBBIN, COL USA

MCKIBBIN, JOS CHAMBERS

  • COL US ARMY CO B PA APPTD FR CAL
  • DATE OF DEATH: 07/01/1896
  • BURIED AT: SECTION W.S  SITE 773
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.