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Confederate (CSA)

Lieutenant Colonel

Jonathan Catlett Gibson

(1835 - ?)

Home State: Virginia

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 49th Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In June 1861 he was Captain of the Sperryville Sharpshooters, a company which fought with the 7th Virginia Infantry at First Manassas in July, and which became Company K at the 49th Regiment's organization in August.1

On the Campaign

He assumed command of the Regiment after Colonel Smith took command of the Brigade. Gibson was wounded in action at Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

He was also in command of the Regiment on the Gettysburg and the Wilderness campaigns.2

References & notes

According to family genealogists, he was likely son of Johnathan Catlett GIBSON IV (making him "V") who was also Colonel: War of 1812 veteran.


1835; Culpeper County, VA


Date not known


1   Quoted online at the 49th Virginia website.
Hale, Laura Virginia, and Stanley S. Phillips, History of the Forty-ninth Virginia Infantry, C.S.A., "Extra Billy Smith's boys", Lanham (MD): S.S. Phillips, 1981, Roster, Co. K  [AotW citation 229]

2   US War Department, The War of the Rebellion: a Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies (OR), 128 vols., Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1880-1901, various mentions  [AotW citation 230]