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H. G. Gibson

H. G. Gibson

Federal (USA)


Horatio Gates Gibson

(1827 - 1924)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Education: US Military Academy, West Point, NY, Class of 1847;Class Rank: 17th

Command Billet: Battery Commander

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: 3rd United States Artillery, Batteries C and G


see his Battle Report

Before Antietam

Service Summary:
Brevet 2nd Lt, 2nd US Artillery, 1 July 1847;
Appointed 2nd Lt, 3rd US Artillery, 8 Sept 1847;
Promoted to 1st Lt, 26 May 1851;
Served as Regimetnal Quartermaster 1 Nov 1858 to 14 May 1861;
Promoted to Capt 14 May 1861;
Appointed Lt Col in the 2nd Ohlo (Heavy) Artillery 1 Aug 1863 and Colonel 15 Aug 1863;
Honorably mustered out of Volunteer service 23 Aug 1865;
Made Major, 3rd US Artillery, 5 Feb 1867;
Lt Col 2nd US Artillery 19 Apr 1882;
Colonel of the 3rd US Artillery 1 Dec 1883;
Retired 22 May 1891.

Cited (brevets) for gallantry at Williamsburg Va, and Antietam Md.

References & notes

Source: Heitman, Francis Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army 1789-1903, Washington, US Government Printing Office, 1903.

More on the Web

The Library of Congress collection of Civil War photographs contains at least three of Gibson and his unit. For more about Gibson up to 1861, see a post at behindAotW.


5/22/1827; Baltimore, MD


4/1924; Washington, DC; burial in West Point Cemetery, USMA, West Point, NY