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First Name: Francis

Last Name: Gibson

Birthplace: Philadelphia, PA, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Middle Name: Marion

Date of Birth: 14 December 1847

Date of Death: 17 January 1919

Rank: Captain

Years Served:
Francis Marion Gibson

•  Indian Wars (1775 - 1924) intermittent


Francis Marion Gibson
Captain, U.S. Army

Francis Marion Gibson was born on 14 December 1847 in Philadelphia, PA.

Gibson entered military service on 5 October 1867 as a Second Lieutenant, 7th U.S. Cavalry. He served at Fort Leavenworth, KS, until June 1868. He was promoted to First Lieutenant on 11 July 1871. He participated in the 1873 Yellowstone Expedition, the 1874 Black Hills Expedition, and was on scouting duty from May 1875-76.

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, he was appointed as Commander of Company H. Gibson served in the 1878 Nez Perce Expedition and was promoted to Captain on 5 February 1880. He served in field duty from 1880 to July 1887, then at Fort Riley, KS, from July 1887 to July 1889.

Gibson retired due to disability on 3 December 1891 after 22 years' service.

Death and Burial

Captain Francis Marion Gibson died on 17 January 1919 in New York, NY, at age 71. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA.

He was survived by his widow, Katherine Garrett Gibson, and his daughter, Katherine Gibson Fougera.

Honoree ID: 2553   Created by: MHOH




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