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Accounting Document of Colonel George Gibson


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Quartermaster’s accounting document attributed to Colonel George Gibson. At the time of his death in 1861, Gibson would be the oldest serving officer in the Army. Gibson would initially enlist in the Army beginning in May, 1808. He would serve in the office of the Commissary General of Subsistence for forty-three years and would be brevetted to the rank of Major General for meritorious conduct. He would die at the age of 87 not long after the Civil War began on September 30, 1861. Abraham Lincoln, George McClellan, Winfield Scott and numerous other would attend his elaborate military funeral. Gibson would be interred in the Congressional Cemetery located in Washington. This particular document is dated February 17th, 1825 with Gibson’s signature located on the back side. A full transcription of the document is included as well as some research paperwork on Gibson. Very nice document considering it’s age. No tears or paper loss to this one.

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