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KIDDO0, Joseph B., soldier, born in Pennsylvania about 1840; died in New York city, 19 August, 1880. At the beginning of the civil war he enlisted as a private in the 2d Pennsylvania volunteers, and was engaged in the siege of Yorktown and in the battles of Williamsburg, Fair Oaks, and Malvern Hill. He was promoted major of the 101st Pennsylvania volunteers, and engaged in the battles of South Mountain, Antietam, and Fredericksburg, and served as colonel at Chancellorsville. In October, 1863, he was appointed major of the 6th and in June, 1864, colonel of the 22d United States colored troops, being present at the siege of Petersburg with the Army of the James. He was severely wounded in October, 1864. He was brevetted brigadier-general and major-general of United States volunteers, and colonel and brigadier-general, United States army. On 28 July, 1866, he was appointed lieutenant-colonel of the 43d United States infantry, but owing to his wounds he was unable to serve, and he was retired on 15 December, 1870, with the full rank of brigadier-general in the regular army.
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