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Federal (USV)


James H. Gibboney

(1840 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 125th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

About age 21, son of a successful wool merchant in Allegheny, Blair County, he enlisted for 3 months' service in April 1861 as Private, Company H, 14th Pennsylvania Infantry and mustered out with them on 7 August. He enlisted again and mustered as Corporal, Company G, 125th Pennsylvania Infantry on 13 August in Harrisburg.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was originally buried on the battlefield but was returned home for burial there in March 1863.

After the War

There may have been a stone placed for him in the new Antietam National Cemetery (ANC) in about 1867.

References & notes

His apparent burial at ANC from the cemetery History.1 Service information from Bates,2 as James H. Gibbony. His removal home from Lt. Thomas McCamant in Wallace;3 thanks to Donald Coho for the pointer to that. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860. His gravesite is on Findagrave, source also of his burial date, from a piece in the Hollidaysburg Democratic Standard of 4 March 1863.


1840; Allegheny, Blair County, PA


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Hollidaysburg Presbyterian Cemetery, Hollidaysburg, PA


1   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869, pg. 138  [AotW citation 3547]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 25368]

3   Wallace, William W. (Chairman), and the Regimental Committee, History of the One Hundred and Twenty-fifth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, Philadelphia: J.B,. Lippincott Co., 1906, pg. 89  [AotW citation 25369]