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Alfred Gibbs
[[Image:150px|center|200px|border]]Alfred Gibbs
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Born: April 22, 1823(1823-04-22)
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Died: December 26, 1868 (aged 45)
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Allegiance: United States of America
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Branch: United States Army
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Rank: Brigadier General
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Unit: Mounted Rifles
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Alfred Gibbs (April 22, 1823 – December 26, 1868) was a career officer in the United States Army who served as a brigadier general in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

Military career[]

Gibbs graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1846 and served in the Mounted Rifles. At the start of the Civil War, he was colonel of a regiment of New York infantry. When his term of enlistment expired, he reenlisted as a colonel of New York cavalry. On October 19, 1864, he was promoted to Brigadier General of Volunteers. He commanded a cavalry brigade during most of the Virginia operations of 1864 and 1865.

He remained in the Regular Army following the war, serving in various western outposts. He died while on active duty as a major in the 7th U.S. Cavalry and is buried in Saint Mary's Episcopal Churchyard Portsmouth, Rhode Island.[1] Alfred Gibbs graduated from West Point in 1846 and served in the Mexican War where he was wounded and received two brevets. Gibbs was captured by Texan troops on July 27, 1861, and was not exchanged until August 7, 1862. He then commanded a volunteer infantry that he converted into mounted infantry. Gibbs was brevetted major general of regulars and volunteers.

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  1. Alfred Gibbs at Find a Grave Retrieved on 2008-07-28

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