b. 03/08/1843 London, England. d. 14/04/1911 Flushing, New York.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 18/07/1863 near Fort Wagner, South Carolina.
Hibson was born in London, England on August 3, 1843, and joined the Army from New York City in August 1861. He was awarded the Medal of Honor, for extraordinary heroism on 13,14 and 18 July 1863, while serving as a Private with Company C, 48th New York Infantry, near Fort Wagner, South Carolina. His Medal of Honor was issued on October 23, 1897. He was transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps in December 1863.
In 1908, the United States Congress passed a private bill increasing Hibson’s pension to $55 per month in lieu of what he had been receiving previously. Hibson died at the age of 67, on April 14, 1911, and was buried at Cypress Hills Cemetery in New York City.
While voluntarily performing picket duty under fire, 13 July 1863, was attacked and his surrender demanded, but he killed his assailant. The day following Hibson 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 three wounds that permanently disabled him for active service.
BURIAL LOCATION: CYPRESS HILLS NATIONAL CEMETERY, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK.
LOCUST GROVE SECTION, BLOCK 45, GRAVE 14142
LOCATION OF MEDAL: CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR SOCIETY, MOUNT PLEASANT, SOUTH CAROLINA.