(1845 - 1933)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Branch of Service: Infantry
A 16 year old farmer, he gave his age as 18 when he enlisted at Spring, PA on 15 November 1861. He mustered into service as Private, Company H, 111th Pennsylvania Infantry on 15 November 1861.
On the Campaign
He was with his Company at Antietam on 17 September 1862. He was one of the 2 (with Sergeant Edwin Irish) out of 17 men of the Company in action at the battle who answered the roll at the end of the day.
The rest of the War
He was promoted to Corporal on 7 October 1862 (for his conduct at Antietam) and to Sergeant on 22 March 1864. He mustered out with his Company on 19 July 1865.
References & notes
Basic information from Bates1. Personal details from a Linesville Historical Society scrapbook in a clipping from the Linesville Herald. His gravesite is on Findagrave. Thanks to descendant Patrick Knierman for the pointer to Sergeant Gibson and for additional information from his obituary. His picture here from a carte de visite kindly provided by Mr Knierman from his collection.
He married Harriet Eliza Howard (1844-1915) while home on a reenlistment furlough in February 1864. They had three children together.
10/21/1845; Westfield, Chautauqua County, NY
07/20/1933; Linesville, PA; burial in Linesville Cemetery, Linesville, PA