Edwin O. Kimberley Family Papers, 1850-1882

Summary Information

Title: Edwin O. Kimberley Family Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1850-1882

  • Kimberley, E. O. (Edwin O.), d. 1919
Call Number: Wis Mss DX

Quantity: 0.2 c.f. (1 archives box)

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Family papers of Edwin Kimberley, known as “Wisconsin's singing soldier” because of his Civil War service as leader of the regimental band for the 3rd Wisconsin Infantry and of a brigade band in Sherman's Army. Letters to his parents, Henry and Elizabeth Kimberley, Brodhead, Wis., from relatives in Pinchbeck, Lincolnshire, England, mainly 1850-1875, give family news, prices of farm products, and English views of the Civil War, with some inquiries about possibilities of immigration. Civil War letters, 1861-1865, from sons William, Co. C, 3rd Wisconsin Infantry, and Edwin concern their activities. Also present is a photostat copy of published sheet music to Hamilton's Badger Boys, written by Kimberley and E. E. Bryant for the 3rd Infantry after the Battle of Bull Run.

Language: English

URL to cite for this finding aid: http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/wiarchives.uw-whs-wis000dx
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