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.
1833, Aug. 6
Born in Pennsylvania (location unknown)
1858, Sept. 16
Married Rachel A. McKee (1835-1916), Armstrong County, Penn.
ca. 1860, Feb.
Daughter Alice E. Gibson born
1861, Nov. 1
Enlisted, Co. B, 103rd Pennsylvania Infantry
1864, Apr. 20
Captured as prisoner of war at Plymouth, N.C.
1864, Dec. 16
Paroled, Charleston, S.C.
1865, Mar. 14
Discharged from army
1866, Mar. 24
Daughter Etta Nora Gibson born
1868, Apr. 29
Daughter Mary Ada Gibson born (d. 1888)
Daughter Mercy Gibson born (d. 1875)
1878, Dec. 2
Died, Altona, Knox County, Ill.