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John Gibbon, American army officer. Served in Seminole War in Florida, 1849, commissioned First lieutenant, 1850.

Background

Gibbon, John was born on April 20, 1827 in Holmesburg, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of John Heysham and Catharine (Lardner) Gibbon.

Education

Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1847.

Career

Served in Seminole War in Florida, 1849, commissioned First lieutenant, 1850. Prepared The Artillerists’ Manual, 1859, adopted by War Department, 1859, published 1860. Promoted captain, 1859.

Commanded a brigade at battles of Antietam, 1862, Gettysburg, 1863. Commissioned brigadier general United States Volunteers, 1862, major general, 1864. Assigned to command of Iron Brigade.

Commanded a draft depot., 1864. Div. commander, 1864. Served in battles of Wilderness, Spatsville and Cold Harbor, 1864.

Commanded XXIV Corps in last operations in Northern Virginia, 1865. A commissioner designated to arrange details of surrender of South. Commissioned colonel United States Army, 1866.

Indian fighter; commanded column of infantry. Participated in Yellowstone expedition against Sitting Bull, 1876. Promoted brigadier general, 1885.

Commanded Department of Columbia. Maintained peace during threatened anti-Chinese outbreak in Seattle, 1885-1886. Chief of Loyal Legion, 1896.

Author: Personal Recollections of the Civil War, 1885.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Personal Recollections of the Civil War, 1885.

Membership

Served in Seminole War in Florida, 1849, commissioned First lieutenant, 1850.

Connections

Married Frances Moale, October 16, 1855.

father:
John Heysham Gibbon

mother:
Catharine (Lardner) Gibbon

spouse:
Frances Moale