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1st Lt. James W. Gibbs
(April 26, 1841 - February 18, 1910)

James W. Gibbs was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant on September 9, 1862 in Hyde County and was promoted to 1st Lieutenant on August 5, 1863. He served in Company F; 33rd Regiment. He was the son of Benjamin M. Gibbs and Sarah R. Jennette. He married Martha M. Gibbs, daughter of Hilliard Gibbs & Mrs. Angeline E. Saunderson Gaskins, in 1866. James W. Gibbs and his wife are both buried at Amity Methodist Church Cemetery in Hyde County. James' headstone reads, "1st Lieutenant Co. F, 33Regiment N.C. Recruit" "A truer nobler heart never beat within a human breast."

(Photo from North Carolina Troops. Information from Moore's Roster; Vol. 2; pg. 621 and Hyde County History.)

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