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John Gibbon

Date of Birth:      April 20, 1827
Hometown:         Philadelphia, PA
Education:           West Point, 1847
Final Wartime Rank:    Major General
Final Peacetime Rank:  Brigadier General

Date of Death:    February 6, 1896
Place of Death:   Baltimore, MD
Buried At:           Arlington National Cemetery

Major Battles:       Second Manassas, Antietam Campaign, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Overland Campaign, Siege of Petersburg, Appomattox Campaign.

Interesting Fact(s):    Gibbon led the vaunted Iron Brigade, at Second Manassas.  This brigade, was the only brigade, in the eastern theater, that was comprised solely of western regiments.  He would be promoted to major general, and would move on to division command.

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