CORNELIUS H. KIMBERLAND
C. H. Kimberland did not "die as a prisoner" as stated in the book.
Eldon Lucas, Sr. provided the following information:
From Annabelle Kemp's Lucas Genealogy: "Cornelius H. Kimberland, enlisted in the Civil War as a private in Company B, 1st West Virgina Volunteer Infantry, under Capt G. M.White, in May 1861 for a period of 3 months. At this time he gave his age as 22 years and his occupation as carpenter. He was discharged at Wheeling W.Va. 27 Aug 1861 and re-enlisted on 09 Sep 1861 in the same company for a period of 3 years. He was honorably discharged 26 Nov 1864 by reason of expiration of his term. He was captured at Moorefield, Hardy County, W.Va. and was confined in a prison in Richmond,Va., on 11 Sept 1863. He was paroled at City Fort,Va., 15 Mar 1864, at which time he returned to Co B 1st W.Va. Reg. His Army certificate describes him being 5 ft. 4 in. tall, with fair complexion, light hair, gray eyes. He applied for a war pension on 5 July 1890 and his widow applied for a pension, after his death on 2 Apr 1902. There were3 living children in 1890."
The error in the First Infantry book is further supported by the 1890 Special Census of Brooke County, W. Va.- "Cornelis H. Kimberland; Private; Company B; 1st W.Va. Inf.; enlisted 9 Sep 1861; discharged 26 Nov 1865; served 4 yrs, 2 mo,17 days."
And the final Adjutant General's Report states: "Cornelius Kimberland; resident of or enrolled at Wellsburg, W.Va.; age 22; mustered in 10 Sep 1861 at Wheeling; mustered out 26 Nov 1864. Carpenter, born in Brooke County, W. Va. Mustered out at expiration of term of service."