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50th Virginia Infantry (CSA)
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Name: Christopher Alderson GibsonRank: Private Company: H

Christopher Alderson Gibson left home at the age of 16 and joined the Confederate Army. He was twice wounded, captured and taken to a Federal Prison in Chesapeake Bay. He fought under General Stonewall Jackson. During the war between the States, Chris served with Co H 50th Virginia Infantry. He was a P.O.W. at Point Lookout, Maryland. The camp was at that time called Camp Hoffman. Records indicate he was captured at the Battle Of The Wilderness, May 17th, 1864 taken to Point Lookout. Chris was transferred to Elmira P.O.W. camp at N.Y. possibly due to overcrowding. Flavius remained at Point Lookout and died there on 8/24/1865. Chris was released from Elmira on 6/14/1865 two months after the war ended. Initially, he refused to sign the oath of allegiance, finally signing it in June 1865. He was released returing to Abingdon, his place of residence. At the time of release he was given $2.10 from a Yankee surgeon whom he had made rings for. In 1866 he married Rachel Simms Caudill. On 8/24/1894 he was killed in Lee Co, VA, following a land dispute with Joseph Necessary. Necessary was acquitted on grounds of self defence, but he was also killed following another land dispute some years later. Chris was buried in the Gibson Cemetery located at Bostic farm, route 600, Scott Co. VA. On his tombstone there is a circled G and an inscription. The inscription reads: Gibson 1845-1892. Rachel S. Gibson 1851-1933. AT REST.

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