Wareham T. Gibbs


BirthSept. 20, 1845
DeathNov. 15, 1931
CemeteryTecumseh (Tecumseh)
PostWoolsey (Elk Creek)
Unit134th Illinois Infantry, Company H

Private Wareham T. Gibbs

Company H, 134th Illinois Infantry (100 days/1864)

Gibbs was born in Athens (Athens County), Ohio on September 20, 1845. He was residing in Cambridge (Henry County), Illinois when he enlisted on May 18, 1864. Gibbs was an 18-year old farmer. He was mustered in on May 31, 1864 and served about 5 months. Gibbs was mustered out 1864 at Chicago, Illinois on October 25, 1864.

The 134th Illinois Infantry (100 days, 1864) was organized and mustered at Camp Fry (Chicago area) on May 31, 1864. The regiment was shipped to Columbus, Kentucky and was assigned garrison duty until it was mustered out in October 1864.

Gibbs died on November 15, 1931 at the age of 86 years. He is buried in the Tecumseh Cemetery in Tecumseh (Johnson County), Nebraska. At the time of his death, he was the last member of the Woolsey Post (#49) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Elk Creek, Nebraska.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.


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