|Born||July 24, 1842|
|Died||May 29, 1917|
|Place of birth||Sharon, Connecticut|
|Buried at||Winsted, Connecticut|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Unit||Company B, 2d Connecticut Heavy Artillery|
Battle of Franklin|
American Civil War
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Sergeant Wesley Gibbs (July 24, 1842 - May 29, 1917) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Gibbs received his country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor. Gibbs's medal was won for his capturing the flag during the Third Battle of Petersburg on April 2, 1865. He was honored with the award on May 10, 1865. Following his Medal of Honor his rank was subsequently reduced to Private, for reasons unknown.
Medal of Honor citation[edit | edit source]
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Sergeant Wesley Gibbs, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 2 April 1865, while serving with Company B, 2d Connecticut Heavy Artillery, in action at Petersburg, Virginia, for capture of flag.
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References[edit | edit source]
- "Wesley Gibbs". http://projects.militarytimes.com/citations-medals-awards/recipient.php?recipientid=3104. Retrieved June 6, 2014.
- "Civil War (G-L) Medal of Honor Recipients". http://www.history.army.mil/moh/civilwar_gl.html#GIBBS. Retrieved June 6, 2014.
- David T. Zabecki (January 1997). American Artillery and the Medal of Honor. Merriam Press. pp. 19–. ISBN 978-1-57638-079-6. http://books.google.com/books?id=bKNjox0pc0EC&pg=PA19.
- Sterner, C.. "Photo of Grave of Wesley Gibbs". Home of Heroes. http://www.homeofheroes.com/gravesites/states/pages_go/gibbs_wesley.html. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
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