War date document signed
(1822-98) Born in Fredericksburg, Indiana, he attended what is now DePauw University, and then taught school in Independence, Mo. Shortly after, he studied medicine under his wife's brother, serving in this profession until being called into action as a captain of the 2nd Indiana Volunteers during the Mexican War. After the war he returned to Indiana where he practiced medicine at Loogootee. At the outbreak of the Civil War, Kimball was commissioned colonel of the 14th Indiana Infantry and saw action at Cheat Mountain, in western Virginia in the fall of 1861. In March 1862 Kimball was commanding one of General James Shields' division at the battle of Kernstown, Va., where he inflicted a defeat on the celebrated Confederate General Stonewall Jackson, one of the few defeats suffered by Jackson during his military career. Kimball was promoted to brigadier general, on April 16, 1862, and led the 1st Brigade of General William H. French's division of the 2nd Corps in the bitter fighting at Antietam, where he lost 600 men killed and wounded. During the battle of Fredericksburg, Va., on December 13, 1862, he was severely wounded. By the summer of 1863, he was commanding a division of the 16th Corps during the Vicksburg campaign. In 1864, during the Atlanta campaign, he held brigade command, and then after the battle of Peach Tree Creek, he commanded a division of the 4th Corps. He was active in suppressing the activities of the disloyal Knights of the Golden Circle in southern Indiana, and then moved on to join in the fighting at the battles of Franklin and Nashville, Tennessee. After the war he became Indiana State Commander of the Grand Army of the Republic; served two terms as State Treasurer; and one term in the State Legislature. President U.S. Grant appointed him Surveyor General of the Utah Territory in 1873, where he thereafter made his home. President Hayes later appointed him Postmaster of Ogden, Utah, an office he held until his death.
War Date Document Signed: 7 1/2 x 8, imprinted form, filled out in ink. Requisition for Forage For One Private Horse in the service of Brig. Genl. Nathan Kimball, Comdg. 1st Div., 4th A.[rmy] C.[orps], U.S. Army at Huntsville, Ala., for twenty eight days, commencing the 1st of February 1865, and ending on the 28th of February 1865. Beautiful large signature at bottom right, Nathan Kimball, Brig. Genl. Comdg., 1st Div., 4 A.C. The document has been trimmed otherwise it is in excellent condition.