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KILBURN, Charles Lawrence, soldier, born in Lawrenceville, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, 9 August, 1819. He was graduated at the United States military academy in 1842 and appointed a lieutenant of artillery, served in the occupation of Texas and the Mexican war. doing good service at Monterey and Buena Vista, and after the war became captain and commissary of subsistence. He was promoted major on 11 May, 1861, made lieutenant-colonel and assistant commissary-general Oh 9 February, 1863, colonel on 29 June, 1864, and served as chief commissary of various departments. At the close of the civil war he was brevetted brigadier-general. After the war he served as chief commissary of the Department of the Atlantic, and then of the military division of the Pacific until he was retired on 20 May, 1882.
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