The Kimberlins Go To War -
The Kimberlins Go To War
As July 7, 1861, dawned, war was in the air in Lexington, Indiana. The county seat of Scott County was abuzz with the latest news of the southern rebellion.

Although Scott County had been rife with sympathy and support for the South, answering the call to serve the Union cause from the county were Jacob T. Kimberlin, a twenty-one-year-old farmhand; his older brother, John J.; and his cousins, William H.H. Kimberlin, Benjamin F. Kimberlin, and James Stark. These five young men could not have known at the time that none of them would ever again see their homes. They only knew that the Kimberlins were going to war.

This is the story of the Kimberlin Family that sent thirty-three fathers and sons, brothers and cousins, to fight for the Union during the Civil War. Ten family members were killed, wounded, or died of battlefield disease, a 30 percent casualty rate that is unmatched in recorded Scott County history. Of the 134 known deaths of Scott County soldiers, ten were members of the Kimberlin clan.

Hardcover, 164 pages. Illustrations: Black and white. IHS Press, 10/20/2016. ISBN 9780871953773.

About the Author
Michael B. Murphy, an Indiana state representative for sixteen years, received his bachelor’s degree in American studies from the University of Notre Dame and his master’s degree in history from Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis in 2009.


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