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Gibboney, James Madison, 1848-1905



  • Existence: 1848 - 1905

Biographical Note

James "Black Jim" Gibboney was born on January 21, 1848, in Wytheville, Virginia, to Dr. James Gibboney and Nancy Overby Haller. During the Civil War, he defended his home town during Toland's Raid on July 18, 1863, and fought in the Confederate Army. He died August 9, 1905, and is buried in the East End Cemetery in Wytheville.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

James M. Gibboney Letter,

Identifier: Ms-2015-028

This collection contains a transcript of James M. Gibboney's letter to his children detailing his life experiences. Gibboney recalls his actions defending the town of Wytheville, Virginia, during Toland's Raid on July 18, 1863.

Dates: 1905 - 1905