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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1860

Vol. II
p760
1874

(Born S. C.)

Wade H. Gibbes

(Ap'd S. C.)

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Wade Hampton Gibbes: Born April 3, 1837, Columbia, SC.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1855, to July 1, 1860, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Cavalry, July 1, 1860.

Served at the Cavalry School for Practice, Carlisle, Pa., 1860.

Resigned, Jan. 1, 1861.

Joined in the Rebellion of 1861-66 against the United States.a

Civil History. — Farmer, near Columbia, S. C., since 18–––. Postmaster, Columbia, S. C., since 1886.

Vol. IV
p120
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Civil History. — Dealer in agricultural and general machinery. — Post-office address, Columbia, S. C.

Vol. V
p98
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Civil History. — Dealer in agricultural and general machinery. — Post-office address, Columbia, S. C.

Died June 12, 1903, at Columbia, S. C.: Aged 66.

Buried, Trinity Episcopal Cathedral Cemeter, Columbia, SC.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1904, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.


Thayer's Note:

a As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record. He is best known as the commander of one of the two batteries that fired on Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861; for further details, see his obituary, linked above — explicitly contradicted, however, by The First Shot on Fort Sumter (S. C. Hist. & Gen. Mag., 12:141‑145).


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