Joseph C. McKibbin
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McKibbin was born 1824 in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.
He received a common-school education then attended Princeton College 1840-1842. He moved to California in 1849 during the California Gold Rush, settling in Sierra County. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1852, practicing in Downieville.
During the Civil War McKibbin enlisted in the Union Army in 1861 and was one of the first six Cavalry officers appointed by President Abraham Lincoln. He served as a colonel and aide-de-camp on the staffs of Major General Henry W. Halleck and Major General George H. Thomas. After the Civil War, McKibbon settled in Washington, D.C. as a general contractor. He purchased the property at Marshall Hall, Maryland, in 1883.
- United States Congress. "Joseph C. McKibbin (id: M000514)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Joseph C. McKibbin at Find a Grave
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