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Collection Samuel J. Gibson Diary and Correspondence

Timeline

A chronology of key events in the life of Samuel J. Gibson (1833-1878), a Union soldier held prisoner at Camp Sumter (Andersonville Prison), Georgia, during the Civil War.

Samuel J. Gibson (1833-1878)

  1. 1833, Aug. 6

    Born in Pennsylvania (location unknown)

  2. 1858, Sept. 16

    Married Rachel A. McKee (1835-1916), Armstrong County, Penn.

  3. ca. 1860, Feb.

    Daughter Alice E. Gibson born

  4. 1861, Nov. 1

    Enlisted, Co. B, 103rd Pennsylvania Infantry

  5. 1864, Apr. 20

    Captured as prisoner of war at Plymouth, N.C.

  6. 1864, Dec. 16

    Paroled, Charleston, S.C.

  7. 1865, Mar. 14

    Discharged from army

  8. 1866, Mar. 24

    Daughter Etta Nora Gibson born

  9. 1868, Apr. 29

    Daughter Mary Ada Gibson born (d. 1888)

  10. 1873

    Daughter Mercy Gibson born (d. 1875)

  11. 1878, Dec. 2

    Died, Altona, Knox County, Ill.

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