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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.

  • 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

  • 1878, Dec. 2

    Died, Altona, Knox County, Ill.

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