Jesse C. Kimball
As provided to the 80th Indiana
As enhanced by Deep Vee
This photo shows him wearing the 'shoulder straps' of a 1st Lieutenant on his navy blue
Union Army officer's coat. According to the back of the photo, it
was made from "Negative 488"
taken by the firm of "CASH &
GODSHAW" located on "Main
St. below 3rd" in "Louisville
Ky." It is believed that Lieut. Kimball had
his 'image' taken sometime between
September 21-30, 1862 when the 80th was camped near Louisville. An electronic copy of the original image,
and written permission to post it on the 80th Indiana website, were provided courtesy of
Brian and Triva
Jesse was a resident of Princeton, Gibson County, Indiana when he enlisted on August 11, 1862 into what became Company A of the 80th Indiana. Jesse was mustered into the Union Army at the rank of 1st Sergt. for a 3 year term of service on September 4, 1862 at Camp Gibson near Princeton, Indiana. Effective September 5, 1862 he was commissioned by Indiana Governor Oliver P. Morton to be the new 1st Lieut. of Co. A, replacing 1st Lieut. William P. Welborn who had been promoted to become the 80th's Assistant Surgeon. Lieut. Kimball resign his commission effective February 16, 1863 and left the Army due to ill health.
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