Gibbs, Marquis Lafayette
Age: 18, credited to Leicester, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 11/10/63, m/i 12/10/63, Pvt, Co. H, 11th VT INF, dis/dsb 4/15/64
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Birth: 05/26/1846, Pittsford, VT
Burial: Pine Hill Cemetery, Brandon, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 95916371
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 4/7/1880
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)
Webmaster's Note: The 11th Vermont Infantry was also known as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery; the names were used interchangably for most of its career
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Pine Hill Cemetery, Brandon, VT
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BRANDON'S LAST CIVIL WAR VET DIES M. L. Gibbs, 90, Served With Vermont Regiment; Funeral Thursday.
BRANDON, June 9. - Brandon's last Civil war veteran, M. L. Gibbs, died this morning at his home after being in a period of decline for several weeks. He observed his 90th birthday on May 23, when he was remembered by the Sons of Veterans auxiliary, neighbors and relatives.
A native of Brandon, he has spent most of his adult life here. Not a scratch was received during his two years of military service. He enlisted with company 11 of the Vermont regiment. Returning from the war, he turned to the occupation of farming which he followed during his active years.
Mr. Gibbs is survived by one daughter, Mrs. George Leonard, and two grandsons, Ralph and Ray Leonard of Brandon and a brother, H. S. Gibbs of Proctor. Funeral rites will be held at the Leonard home Thursday at 2 o'clock, (DST). Rev. R. E. Ralph will have charge of the service and burial will be in Pine Hill cemetery.
Last year Mr. Gibbs with two comrades, D. F. Goodrich and Thomas Cunningham, rode in the Memorial Day parade. This year only Mr. Gibbs remained of the aged trio, and he was unable to attend any of the Memorial Day rites.
Source: Rutland Daily Herald,June 10, 1936
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.