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E.W. Gibbons

E.W. Gibbons

Federal (USV)

Captain

Elijah W. Gibbons

(1831 - 1862)

Home State: Connecticut

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 14th Connecticut Infantry

Before Antietam

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 rest 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 & 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

11/09/1831; New York City, NY

Death

12/19/1862 Fredericksburg, VA; burial in Mortimer Cemetery, Middletown, CT

Notes

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]