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H. G. Gibson
H. G. Gibson

Federal (USA)


Horatio Gates Gibson

(1827 - 1924)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Command Billet: Battery Commander
Branch of Service: Artillery
Unit: 3rd United States Artillery, Batteries C and G

see his Battle Report


Before the Antietam Campaign:
Service Summary:
Brevet 2nd Lt, 2nd US Artillery, 1 July 1847;
Appointed 2nd Lt, 3rd US Artillery, 8 Sept 1847;
Promoted to 1st Lt, 26 May 1851;
Served as Regimetnal Quartermaster 1 Nov 1858 to 14 May 1861;
Promoted to Capt 14 May 1861;
Appointed Lt Col in the 2nd Ohlo (Heavy) Artillery 1 Aug 1863 and Colonel 15 Aug 1863;
Honorably mustered out of Volunteer service 23 Aug 1865;
Made Major, 3rd US Artillery, 5 Feb 1867;
Lt Col 2nd US Artillery 19 Apr 1882;
Colonel of the 3rd US Artillery 1 Dec 1883;
Retired 22 May 1891.

Cited (brevets) for gallantry at Williamsburg Va, and Antietam Md.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Source: Heitman, Francis Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army 1789-1903, Washington, US Government Printing Office, 1903.

More on the Web:
The Library of Congress collection of Civil War photographs contains at least three of Gibson and his unit. For more about Gibson up to 1861, see a post at behindAotW.

Birth Date: 5/22/1827    Place of Birth: Baltimore, MD    
College: US Military Academy, West Point, NY    Graduating Year: 1847    Class Rank: 17th
Death Date: 4/1924    Death Place: Washington, DC    Burial Place: West Point Cemetery, USMA, West Point, NY

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