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Updated February 25th 1999

BRITISH NORTH AMERICANS (CANADIANS) Biography

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NAME OF PERSON

UNIT OF PERSON

HOME TOWN/CITY

PROV.

* Robert Gibson & Sons

46th Penn. Vol.

Montreal

Quebec

* George Gibson (Son)

96th NY Vol.

Montreal

Quebec

* Joseph Gibson (Son)

NY 16th H.A.
1st NY Mount.Rif.

Montreal

Quebec

* Thomas Moore (1st Cousin)

NY 96th Inf. "K"

Montreal

Quebec

* William Moore (1st Cousin)

NY 96th Inf. "K"

Montreal

Quebec

Robert Gibson

This was posted on our web page by Carol Wolf Britton. I copied it almost word for word with her permission. Thanks to her I was able to do this and also got the pic of Robert Gibson sent to me which is the one on the left.

"Robert Gibson came from Montreal Quebec. He enlisted in Pittsburgh while on a business Trip. Due to his habit of consuming a wee bit more of the brew at times, he and his "friends" may have had a wee bit too much to drink and being a wee bit tipsy all went down and enlisted when they heard the news of the war.

He joined the 46th Reg Of the Penn Volunteers Company "B". Died at Harpers Ferry Va in Jan 1863. He never seen his wife Agnes or Children after he enlisted.

At the news of his death His sons George and Joseph both joined the service. George was in the 96th NY Volunteers Company "K" and died in Mar of 1864.

Joseph was in the NY 16th Heavy Artillery and was later transferred to the 1st NY Mounted Rifles and was honorably discharged in Aug 1865 at Lynchburg Va. He returned to his homeland and Lived to a ripe old age of 80. Joseph was very prond of his service record and that of his brother and father and was also wounded twice during his enlistment."

"This is a picture of Thomas Moore, He was born in 1845 in Montreal Canada and is a first cousin to the Gibson brothers and a Nephew of Robert Gibson.

He inlisted in NY State in 1862 in the ninety-sixth NY Inf Volunteers, Company "K", serving in the Army of the Potomac.

He took part in the battles of Gettysburg, Fredericksburg, and Chancellorsville among others. This Picture was taken shortly after the war in Plattsburg NY where he settled with his new bride Sarah Gibson.

Click HERE for Thomas Moore's UNPUBLISHED memoirs

William Moore and his father went to stop Thomas (bio above) from enlisting and caught him according to his memoirs at the train station.

Since he could not be talked out of joining Walter went along with his younger brother and enlisted with the 96th N.Y. Vol. Infantry Company "K". He served 3 1/2 years.

Carol Wolf Britton - 08/26/98

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I would be very interested in any other Biographies, names or any other information on Canadians in the Civil War or the 2nd Mich. Vol. Inf. I can be contacted at mich2inf@lycosmail.com

If you know of any other British North Americans (Canadians) please advise me.


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