Elijah W. Gibbons(1831 - 1862)
Home State: Connecticut
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 14th Connecticut Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was a cabinet maker and painter in Middletown, CT. He had been First Lieutenant, Company G, 1st Connecticut Heavy Artillery in 1861. Mustered as Captain, Company B, 14th Connecticut Infantry on 20 August 1862.
The remainder of the War:
Mortally wounded in action at Fredericksburg, VA on 13 December and died 19 December 1862. He was buried on "a pleasant hillside" near camp at Falmouth, VA. His remains were later returned to Middletown.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Goddard1. Service and additional details from Page2. His photograph from a CDV posted online by reenactors of Company G, 14th Connecticut.
|Birth Date: 11/09/1831 Place of Birth: New York City, NY |
Death Date: 12/19/1862 Death Place: Fredericksburg, VA Burial Place: Mortimer Cemetery, Middletown, CT
1 Goddard, Henry Perkins, and Calvin Goddard Zon, editor, The Good Fight That Didn't End, Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2008, pp. 52 - 58 [AotW citation 9338]
2 Page, Charles D., History of the Fourteenth Regiment, Connecticut Vol. Infantry, Meriden (CT): The Horton Printing Co., 1906, pp. 98, 107, 389 - 90 [AotW citation 9347]
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