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Alexander D. Gibson - Civil War Veteran

GIBSON, HARTMAN, HANSELL

Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 3/20/2016 at 18:37:35

Hampton Veteran Served Two Years in Civil War

Hampton, Jan. 13 - A.D. Gibson was born Jan. 27, 1846, in Pennsylvania. He was reared to manhood there and on Oct. 20, 1863, enlisted in Battery C Independent Light Artillery.

He served two years in the Civil war, taking part in several engagements, including the Battle of the Wilderness. He received his discharge on June 30, 1865 and returned to Pennsylvania where he remained until 1869.

In that year he moved to Illinois and in 1872 came to Iowa, locating in Ingham township, Franklin county. His wife, who was Miss Catharine Hartman is living, also, two children, J. Everett Gibson, Hampton and Mrs. Ora May Hansell, wife of C.H. Hansell, Hastings, Nebr.

Mr. Gibson is a staunch democrat and has served on the board of school directors.

~Mason City Globe-Gazette, January 13, 1929 (the photo accompanied this article)

See more on his Civil War Honor Roll entry
 

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