Charles McKibben

BirthApril 5, 1845
DeathMarch 8, 1934
CemeterySeaton (Hamilton Co)
PostGiltner (Giltner)
Unit75th Ohio Infantry, Company I/B

Private Charles McKibben

Company I/B, 75th Ohio Infantry

McKibben was born in Ohio on April 5, 1845. He enlisted and mustered in the regiment on December 9, 1861. McKibben served about 3 years and 6 months. He was discharged on June 17, 1865 at Camp Chase, Ohio.

The 75th Ohio Infantry was organized at Camp McLain (Cincinnati), Ohio between November 7, 1861 and January 8, 1862. During McKibben’s enlistment, the regiment was involved in several major battles and campaigns. Some of them include:

2nd Battle of Bull Run (VA) (August 29-30, 1862). Regimental losses were 11 killed, 38 wounded, and 20 captured.

Battle of Chancellorsville (VA) (May 1-5, 1863). Regimental losses were 17 killed, 34 wounded, and 42 captured.

Battle of Gettysburg (PA) (July 1-3, 1863). Regimental losses were 25 killed, 59 wounded, and 63 captured.

Unit ordered to Jacksonville (FL) on February 22, 1864.

Battle of Gainesville (FL) (August 17, 1864). Regimental losses were 6 killed, 5 wounded, and 124 captured. Private McKibben was one of the captured soldiers. No information was available on the length of time that he was held as a prisoner.

Total regimental losses for the entire Civil War were 4 officers and 110 enlisted men killed in combat operations. In addition, 2 officers and 101 enlisted men died due to disease.

McKibben died on March 8, 1934 at the age of 88 years. He is buried in the Seaton Cemetery in Giltner (Hamilton County), Nebraska. McKibben was a member of the Bromfield Post (#71) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Giltner.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.