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W. Gibson

W. Gibson

Confederate (CSA)


William Gibson

(1822 - 1893)

Home State: Georgia

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 48th Georgia Infantry


see his Battle Report

Before Sharpsburg

A lawyer and member of the Georgia House of Representatives, he was commissioned Colonel of the 48th Georgia Infantry on 3 March 1862. He was wounded in action at Malvern Hill, VA on 1 July 1862.

On the Campaign

He commanded the regiment in Maryland. He assumed command of the Brigade at Sharpsburg on 17 September after General Wright and Colonel Jones were wounded.

The rest of the War

He was again wounded and captured in action at Gettysburg, PA on 2 July 1863. He was exchanged in April 1864 and resigned his commission on 12 November 1864.

After the War

He was elected to the Georgia Senate in 1867 and was later a superior court judge until 1879.

References & notes

Service from the Roster 1 via the Historical Data Systems database. Details from a sketch in Georgia: Comprising Sketches of Counties, Towns, Events, Institutions, and Persons (1906). His gravesite is on Findagrave, source also of his picture from a full length photograph of unknown provenance. Gibson, Glascock County, GA is named for him.


03/10/1822; Warren County, GA


04/05/1893; Mesena, GA; burial in Magnolia Cemetery, Augusta, GA


1   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964  [AotW citation 19617]