John A. Gibbons, Civil War Soldier


John A. Gibbons
Born in Chicopee. Son of John Gibbons. By occupation a Student. Single. At the age of 19, on Feb. 20, 1864, enlisted for 3 years in 25th N.Y. Cavalry Vol’s. Co. “D”. Mustered into the service Feb. 20, 1864. Rank Private.
Was with his battalion till about July, 1864, participating in one skirmish that of whitehouse landing in Virginia 27 June, 1864. June 29 was taken sick, and was transferred from the field hospital to St. John’s college Hospital at Annapolis, Md., July 1, 1864, was detailed for duty as Clerk for the Surgeon in charge of the hospital. Remained on duty as such till 25 June, 1865. 24 March, 1865 was furloughed for 25 days from hospital of Annapolis. Returned to Chicopee. Reporting back at this hospital in expiration of his furlough he resumed his duties as Clerk in which position he continued till 25 June, 1865, when he was discharged by orders from War Department.


ca. 1861-1865


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