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Federal (USV)


John A. Gibson

(c. 1840 - ?)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 21st New York Infantry

Before Antietam

A 20 year old clerk, he enlisted in Buffalo, NY on 10 May 1861 to serve two years, and mustered in on 20 May as a Private in Company B, 21st New York Infantry.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by a gunshot in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to the US Army General Hospital in the City Hotel in Frederick, MD on 28 September 1862 and sent on to Baltimore on 31 October 1862. He mustered out with his Company 18 May 1863 in Buffalo, NY.

References & notes

His service from the Adjutant General1 and his New York Muster Roll Extract, online from fold3. Wound and hospital details from the Patient List,2 as John Gipson, Company I.


c. 1840; Buffalo, NY


1   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, For the Year 1899, Ser. No. 20, pg. 219  [AotW citation 28251]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #494  [AotW citation 28252]