BUST VIEW CDV OF OFFICER WHO SERVED IN TWO MASSACHUSETTS REGIMENTS

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Item Code: 450-195

Vignette bust view of Thomas D. Kimball wearing a dark frockcoat with clearly visible captain’s shoulder straps.

Contrast and clarity are excellent as is the paper and mount.

Reverse has a photographer’s imprint for CLAFLIN’S… WORCESTER, MASS. There is also a 3 cent green tax stamp and a modern ID in pencil. Identification is confirmed by several online images one of which comes with the CDV.

Thomas Dudley Kimball was born December 20, 1838 in Oxford, Massachusetts. He was listed as a 23 year old student when he was commissioned captain of Company G, 51st Massachusetts Infantry on September 30, 1862 for nine months service.

While with the 51st Kimball served in North Carolina and saw some minor actions. He was mustered out at the expiration of his term on July 27, 1863.

Next, Kimball was commissioned captain of Company A, 2nd Massachusetts Heavy Artillery and was later promoted to major on September 18 1865. During his service the 2nd served in North Carolina garrisoning Fort Macon and later Plymouth. By war’s end the regiment was in Wilmington. Thomas D. Kimball was mustered out at Wilmington, North Carolina on September 3, 1865.

After the war Kimball moved to Missouri where he was in the insurance business and served as the first mayor of the town of Kirkwood. He died in St. Louis on December 5, 1923 and is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Kirkwood, Missouri.  [ad] [ph:L]

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