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Jonathan Catlett Gibson 1
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50. Captain Funkhouser notes that the four Gibson men in this company "were all brothers and game!" JONATHAN CATLETT GIBSON was commissioned Captain of Company K at Sperryville, Va., June 8, 1861; appointed Lt. Colonel May 1, 1862, and Colonel January 31, 1863 of the 49th Regiment. He was wounded eleven times, in Battles of Seven Pines, Seven Days, 2nd Manassas, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, and so severely at Bethesda Church as to be disabled for the War (See Battle of Bethesda Church). Reported sick at Charity Hospital, Gordonsville, Va., Dec. 31,1864. Colonel Gibson was born in Culpeper County, 1835; attended University of Virginia; practiced law in New York City and Culpeper, Va., after the War; was U.S. Attorney. He married Mary George Shackelford and it was in his home, known as "Shackelford House" because it was her family homestead, that John Pelham died. He was active in post-bellum politics and a distinguished Democratic member of the Underwood Constitutional Convention of Va. He was totally blind in his last years. John S. Robson in his 1876 History of the 52nd Virginia Regiment records that "Col. J.C. Gibson, now a prominent lawyer in Culpeper, bears on his person the marks and scars of wounds, some of the most serious character, to a number almost incredible to believe that one person could receive so many-and still be as active as the Colonel is." He died in Culpeper January 29, 1907

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