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John Gibbons Family papers, 1864-1866, undated

Gibbons, John, 1810-1875

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  • Format Mixed Materials; Photos, Drawings, Prints
  • Contributors
  • Physical Details
    • 0.1 c.f. (1 folder) and
    • 3 photographs
  • OCLC ocn173713067, ocn173701761


  • Letters (with typed transcriptions) by John Gibbons, an official in the Wisconsin Department of State. The letters were written from Madison and Sun Prairie to his son, Sergeant Robert Gibbons, Company D, 40th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment, describing opposition to the draft, conditions at Camp Randall, high prices, and general events. Also included is a memoir consisting of handwritten and transcribed pages of son Edmund's reminiscences of his experiences serving as 2nd Lieutenant, 1st Wisconsin Heavy Artillery, Co. G. He describes his journey from Camp Randall (Madison, Wis.) to Helena (Ark.), camp and health conditions, and battle recollections including the siege of Vicksburg. Additionally there are photographs of Edmund, Robert, and John Gibbons.


  • Presented by Harold W. Duckert, June 1948, and Norm West, Yucca Valley, Calif., 2004.
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