John Gibbon at Gettysburg

John Gibbon at Gettysburg

John Gibbon was born in the Holmesburg section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the fourth of ten children born to Dr. John Heysham Gibbon and Catharine Lardner Gibbon. When Gibbon was 11 years old the family moved near Charlotte, North Carolina, because Dr. Gibbon took a position as chief assayer at the U.S. Mint. John Gibbon graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1847 and was commissioned a brevet second lieutenant in the 3rd U.S. Artillery. He served in the Mexican-American War without seeing combat, attempted to keep the peace between Seminoles and settlers in south Florida. In 1855, Gibbon married Francis “Fannie” North Moale. They had four children: Frances Moale Gibbon, Catharine “Katy” Lardner Gibbon, John Gibbon, Jr. (who died as a toddler) and John S. Gibbon. Lieutenant John Gibbon taught artillery tactics at West Point where he wrote The Artillerist’s Manual in 1859. The manual was used by both sides in the Civil War.
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John Gibbon at Gettysburg Part 1
In today’s post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Anthony Kellon shows us where Gibbon directed the Second Army Corps through Taneytown Maryland, and where they bivouacked near Gettysburg on the night of July 1, 1863.
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John Gibbon at Gettysburg Part 2
In today’s post, Licensed Battlefield Guide Tony Kellon describes to us the three positions occupied by the Second Army Corps on July 2, 1863.
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John Gibbon at Gettysburg Part 3
In today’s post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Tony Kellon provides biographical information on General Gibbon including how he rose in rank at the beginning of the war.
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John Gibbon at Gettysburg Part 4
In today’s post, Tony Kellon describes the brigade and divisions commanded by Gibbon before Gettysburg. He also discusses Gibbon’s relatives from North Carolina.
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John Gibbon at Gettysburg Part 5
In today’s post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Tony Kellon discusses Gibbon relationship with Henry Hunt and shows us the terrain defended by Gibbon’s Division on July 2nd and 3rd, 1863.
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John Gibbon at Gettysburg Part 6
In today’s Gibbon post, Tony Kellon shows us the positions of Webb’s Brigade, Hall’s Brigade, and Harrow’s Brigade from Gibbon’s Division.
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John Gibbon at Gettysburg Part 7
In today’s post on John Gibbon, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Anthony Kellon shows the relationship between the 15th Massachusetts and the 1st Massachusetts Sharpshooters. He also shows the position of some companies of the 106th Pennsylvania on July 2, 1863.
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John Gibbon at Gettysburg Part 8
In today’s Gibbon post, Anthony Kellon shows us the positions of some batteries in Hazard’s Artillery Brigade, Ranson’s First Artillery Brigade, and some controversy at Meade’s Headquarters.
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