(1822 - 1893)
Home State: Georgia
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 48th Georgia Infantry
see his Battle Report
A lawyer and member of the Georgia House of Representatives, he was commissioned Colonel of the 48th Georgia Infantry on 3 March 1862. He was wounded in action at Malvern Hill, VA on 1 July 1862.
On the Campaign
He commanded the regiment in Maryland. He assumed command of the Brigade at Sharpsburg on 17 September after General Wright and Colonel Jones were wounded.
The rest of the War
He was again wounded and captured in action at Gettysburg, PA on 2 July 1863. He was exchanged in April 1864 and resigned his commission on 12 November 1864.
After the War
He was elected to the Georgia Senate in 1867 and was later a superior court judge until 1879.
References & notes
Service from the Roster 1 via the Historical Data Systems database. Details from a sketch in Georgia: Comprising Sketches of Counties, Towns, Events, Institutions, and Persons (1906). His gravesite is on Findagrave, source also of his picture from a full length photograph of unknown provenance. Gibson, Glascock County, GA is named for him.
03/10/1822; Warren County, GA
04/05/1893 Mesena, GA; burial in Magnolia Cemetery, Augusta, GA