Henry C. Gibson, Private, Co. L, 12th Louisiana Infantry

ca. 1844

  • Henry Churchill Gibson born in Georgia to parents William and Sallie Waggoner Gibson.

1860

  • July 25: The United States Federal Census taken in Claiborne County, Louisiana shows 18 year old Henry living with his parents. His father, William, is a farmer.
  • November 15:  Henry’s brother, Paul Gibson, a soldier in the 12th Louisiana, died of disease at Camp Moore, Louisiana.

1862

  • February 27:  Enlisted in the Confederate Army in Monroe, Louisiana
  • November and December:  Company Muster Roll.  Present.

1863

  • March and April:  Company Muster Roll.  Present.
  • May and June:  Company Muster Roll.  Present.
  • July and August:  Company Muster Roll.   Absent.  Remarks “sent to hospital Laudendale Springs, July 10, 63.”
  • September and October:  Company Muster Roll.  Present.
  • November and December:  Company Muster Roll.  Present.

1864

  • May and June:  Company Muster Roll.  Present.
  • July and August:  Company Muster Roll.  Absent.  Remarks “sent to hospital sick 16th July by order surgeon.”
  • October 7-15:  In hospital at Shelby Springs, Alabama with dysentery.
  • November 30:  Fought in the Battle of Franklin.
  • December 15:  Captured at the Battle of Nashville. Sent to Cumberland General Hospital.  Wounded “GS fracture to left femur upper 1/3 and gangrene” Remarks “one hat two jackets one pair of pants pair of shoes one blanket.”
  • December 22:  Henry Gibson dies. He is buried at the City Cemetery in grave #10543.