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Confederate (CSV)


William J. A. Gibson

(1838 - 1862)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 12th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

From the Fairfield District, he enlisted as Private, Company F, 12th South Carolina Infantry about September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded and captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was briefly at a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 15 and 16 October, then transferred to Fort McHenry in Baltimore and on to Aiken's Landing, VA for exchange. He was furloughed home and died of his wounds there on 12 November 1862.

References & notes

His service from the Rolls.1 Frederick hospital detail from the Patient List.2 His exchange from Kirkland.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave.




11/12/1862; Fairfield District, SC; burial in Nathaniel Mann Cemetery, Fairfield County, SC


1   Thomas, John P., and and previous SC Historians of the Confederate Records, Confederate Rolls of South Carolina, Columbia: Historian of Confederate Records, 1898, Roll of Company F, 12th Reg't Inf, South Carolina Vols.  [AotW citation 24373]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #1.059  [AotW citation 24374]

3   Kirkland, Jr., Randolph W., Dark Hours: South Carolina Soldiers, Sailors and Citizens who Were Held in Federal Prisons during the War for Southern Independence, 1861-1865, Charleston: South Carolina Historical Society, 2002, pg. 173  [AotW citation 24375]