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KIMBERLY, Lewis Ashfield, naval officer, born in Troy, New York, 2 April, 1830. He was appointed a midshipman in the navy from Illinois, 8 December, 1846, commissioned lieutenant in 1855, and lieu-tenant-commander, 16 July, 1862. He served on the frigate "Potomac" of the Western Gulf blockading squadron in 1861-'2, and on the "Hartford" in 1862-'4, taking part in all the engagements in which that vessel participated. Captain Percival Drayton, in his official report of the battle of Mobile bay, said: "To Lieutenant-Commander Kimberly, theI executive officer, I am indebted not only for the fine example of coolness and self-possession which he set to those around him, but also for the excellent condition to which he had brought everything belonging to the fighting department of the ship, in consequence of which there was no confusion anywhere, even when, from the terrible slaughter at some of the guns, it might have been looked for." Kimberly was commissioned commander, 25 July, 1866; captain, 3 October, 1874; commodore, 27 September, 1884; and rear-admiral, 26 January, 1887. He was on shore duty from 1878 till 1887, when he was ordered from the command of the Boston navy yard to that of the Pacific station.
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