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 Francis Marion Gibson

Francis Marion Gibson

Birth
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 17 Jan 1919 (aged 71)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 1, Grave 107A
Memorial ID 5816614 · View Source
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First Lieutenant, Company H, 7th US Cavalry, during the Battle of the Little Big Horn. Survived the Battle. Entered military service on 5 Oct 1867, as 2nd Lieutenant, 7th US Cavalry. Served at Fort Leavenworth KS until June 1868. Appointed 1st Lieutenant on 11 July 1871. Participated in 1873 Yellowstone Expedition, 1874 Black Hills Expedition, and on scouting duty from May 1875 to May 1876. During the 1876 Sioux Expedition, he was assigned to Major Reno's Battalion, in Company H, 7th Cavalry, during the Battle of the Little Big Horn. On 27 August 1876, appointed as Commander of Company H. In the 1878 Nez Perce Expedition. Appointed Captain 5 Feb 1880. On field duty from 1880 to July 1887, then at Fort Riley KS from July 1887 to July 1889. Retired 3 Dec 1891 after 22 years service, for disability. Died at age 71 in NY City. Survived by his widow, Katherine Garrett Gibson, and his daughter, Katherine Gibson Fougera.

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  • Created by: Kit and Morgan Benson
  • Added: 1 Oct 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5816614
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Francis Marion Gibson (14 Dec 1847–17 Jan 1919), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5816614, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Kit and Morgan Benson (contributor 46483611) .