Source: "Portrait and Biographical Record - Published 1894 by Excelsior Publishing Co., Chicago" Pages 328 - 329
Horace Tibbits comes from one of the pioneer families of Sheboygan County. As he has spent the greater portion of
his life in the neighborhood of his present home, Hingham he is very well known to the people of the community. He
is a native of Waldo County, Me., born January 6, 1842, and is next to the youngest of nine children whose parents
were Benjamin and Sarah (Clark) Tibbits. A fuller history of this worthy couple appears in the sketch of their son,
Two years before Wisconsin was admitted as a State, or in 1846, Horace Tibbits, a lad of five years, came with his
parents to Sheboygan County. He attended the district schools and passed his youth on the frontier farm of his
father. When he was nineteen, he offered his services to his country, becoming a member of Company I, First
Wisconsin Infantry, under Capt. Rogers and Col. John C. Starkweather. He was sworn into service October 9, 1861,
and went to Camp Scott, near Milwaukee, his regiment being later assigned to the division of the army commanded by
Gen. Buell. This department operated in Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia, and being afterwards placed in
Gen. Rosecran's army, was known as the Department of the Cumberland. The first skirmish in which our subject took
part was the battle of Perryville, Ky., where the army suffered severely, and his brother Arthur was slightly
wounded. The next battle of note was at Stone River, and soon after he went on the Sherman Campaign under Gen.
Thomas, and was in the battles of Reseca, Dallas and others up to the engagement at Chickamauga, on September 19,
and 20, 1863. He was all through that hard-fought battle and was twice wounded, once in the left side of his
collar-bone, and after which he was crippled by a wound in his left leg, as the result of which he was three months
in the hospital. On his recovery, he joined his regiment and participated in the Atlanta campaign; being engaged
in hand fighting for weeks before the city surrendered. On the 1st of September, 1864, he was in the battle of
Jonesboro, south of Atlanta, which decided the fate of that city. At this time his term of service expired, and
October 13, 1864, he received an honorable discharge at Milwaukee.
On New Year's Day of 1866, Mr. Tibbitts married Miss Maggie Simpson, who was born in Scotland, April 11, 1846. To
them have been born two sons and three daughters, one of whom is deceased. Jennie is a successful teacher, having
been educated in the public schools of Hingham; Ora, who is a student at Plymouth has also been engaged in
teaching; Veota will graduate in the Class of 94 in the Waldo High School; Fay, the youngest of the family, is the
pet of the household. The mother was a maiden of eight summers when she came to America with her parents, who
located in Sheboygan County in 1854. They are both now deceased. Mrs. Tibbits is a lady of good education, and
after leaving the common schools, entered the seminary at Monroe, Ma.
In politics, Mr. Tibbits is a republican and cast his first vote for the Martyr, President Abraham Lincoln. He is
known to be a good friend to the public schools, and is active in promoting the cause of education. Socially, he is
a member of A. O. Heald Post No. 192, G. A. R., at Cascade, Wis. He is also identified with the Independent Order
of Odd Fellows. He deserves to classed among the prominent citizens of Lima Township, where he much respected by all.
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