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

ca. 1844

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

1860

  • July 25: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Claiborne County, LA showed 18 year old Henry living with his parents. His father, William, was a farmer.
  • November 15:  Henry’s brother, Paul Gibson, a soldier in the 12th LA Infantry, died of disease at Camp Moore, LA.

1862

  • February 27: Enlisted in the C.S. Army in Monroe, LA.
  • November and December: Company Muster Roll. Present.

1863

  • March to June: Company Muster Roll. Present.
  • July and August: Company Muster Roll. Absent. Remarks “sent to hospital Laudendale Springs, July 10, 63.”
  • September to 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 died. He was buried at the City Cemetery in grave #10543.