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 [decorative delimiter] Class of May 6, 1861

Vol. II

(Born Pa.)

Charles H. Gibson

(Ap'd Pa.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1856, to May 6, 1861, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 2d Dragoons, May 6, 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑64: in drilling  p810 Volunteers at Washington, D. C., May to July, 1861; in the Manassas Campaign of July, 1861, being engaged in the Battle of Bull Run, July 21, 1861; on Mustering duty at Reading, Pa., July, 1861; in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., Aug., 1861, to Mar., 1862; in the Virginia

(First Lieut., 2d Cavalry, Nov. 12, 1861)

Peninsular Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Apr. to July, 1862, being engaged in the Siege of Yorktown, Apr. 10 to May 4, 1862, — Action of Hanover C. H., May 27, 1862, — Battle of Gaines's Mill, June 27, 1862, — and as Acting Aide-de‑Camp to Major-General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.McClellan, June 27 to July 1, 1862, in Operations before Richmond; in hospital and on sick leave of absence, July 4 to Aug. 29, 1862; on Recruiting service, Aug. 29, 1862, to Nov. 11, 1863; before the Retiring Board at Wilmington, Del., Nov. 11, 1863, to Jan. 22, 1864; on sick leave of absence, Jan. 22 to Feb. 12, 1864; in command of company (Army of the Potomac), near Mitchell's Station, Feb. 12 to Apr. 18, 1864; and on sick leave of absence, Apr. 18 to May 30, 1864.

Resigned, May 30, 1864.

Civil History. — Coal Mining in Schuylkill County since 1865; Residence, Philadelphia, Pa.

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

Civil History. — Unknown. — Residence, Paris, France.

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

Civil History. — Unknown. — Residence, Philadelphia, Penn.

Vol. VI
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

Military History. —

First Lieut., 2d Cavalry, Nov. 12, 1861.

Resigned, May 30, 1864.

Died, Nov. 25, 1911, at Philadelphia, Pa.: Aged 71.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1912.

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