Capt. Frederick W. Kimberk

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Frederick Winters Kimberk, Sr.

Also Known As: "Frederick W. Kimbreck", "Frederick Kimberg"
Birthdate: (36)
Birthplace: New York, United States
Death: December 5, 1863 (36)
Place of Burial: Bennington, Shiawasee, Michigan, United States
Immediate Family:

Husband of Caroline Foss
Father of Clara Judge and Frederick Winters Kimberk, Jr.

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About Capt. Frederick W. Kimberk

  • Captain 5 Michigan Infantry Company-I
  • Enlisted: June 19, 1861 in Fort Wayne, Michigan
  • Promoted: June 19, 1861 to 2 Lieutenant
  • Promoted: July 31, 1862 in Captain
  • Transferred: September 8, 1862 to the 22 Michigan Infantry Company-I
  • Discharged: December 5, 1863 


  1. Attached to the 22nd., was a stray drummer boy from an Ohio regiment, that went on to gain fame, whose name is still recognized by all students of the Civil War, Johnny Clem.
  2. A.S. Madison wrote to his nephew on July 11, 1863: "About our Captain, there is a number of thrashing laid up for him when the boys are free again. I pity his hide.". (footnote 27). Captain Frederick W. Kimberk of Brighton, Michigan. Kimberk filled out Madison's discharge papers and then resigned shortly after the Battle of Chickamauga. (Sept 19/20, 1863). Madison gives no reason why this occurred. Source: Private Correspondents: Civil War Era Letters from the Papers of Julia Anna Bullard Phillips. By Edward W. Denny. Page 200.



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Capt. Frederick W. Kimberk's Timeline

New York, United States
Age 30
Brighton, Livingston, Michigan, United States
June 3, 1860
Age 33
Brighton, Livingston, Michigan, United States
December 5, 1863
Age 36
Age 36
Bennington, Shiawasee, Michigan, United States