HIBSON, JOSEPH C.
Rank and Organization: Private, Company C, 48th New York
Infantry. Place and Date: Near Fort Wagner, S.C., 13 July 1863, Near Fort Wagner,
S.C., 14 July 1863; Near Fort Wagner, S.C., 18 July 1863. Entered Service At: New
York, N.Y. Birth: England. Date of Issue: 23 October 1897.
While voluntarily performing picket duty under fire on 13 July 1863, was attacked and
his surrender demanded, but he killed his assailant. The day following responded to a call
for a volunteer to reconnoiter the enemy's position, and went within the enemy's lines
under fire and was exposed to great danger. On 18 July voluntarily exposed himself with
great gallantry during an assault, and received 3 wounds that permanently disabled him for