Thursday, February 26, 2015

James C. Gipson.

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GIPSON, JAMES C, Capt. Rochester At the outbreak of the war was a river pilot on the Mississippi, and at New Orleans was urged to enlist in the Black Horse Cavalry, a Con- federate organization, he refused, and his life was threatened. His river friends smuggled him north on a steamer, nailed up between floors in the wheelhouse. On arrival at Cincinnati, enlisted in Navy, and was Capt. of gunboat Carondelet, when she ran the Rebel forts at Island Number Ten, forcing the surrender of that stronghold. Now living at Portland, Oregon.

Authors Note.  To read more about his military service and his family take this link.

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