Company B 22nd Infantry
Michael Gibney was born in Otsego County, New York in 1874.
He enlisted for a period of 3
years as a Private in Company B of the 22nd Infantry on December
at Fort Crook, Nebraska. His enlistment record indicated that he stood 5 feet 11 ½ inches tall, had dark
brown hair, blue eyes and a fair complexion. His previous occupation was listed as Laborer.
Private Gibney was killed in action during the Battle of El Caney, Cuba on July 1, 1898.
Above: The Return of
Casualties for the 22nd Infantry for July 1, 1898 lists Michael
Gibney (marked by the website editor
with a red star on the right) as being killed on July 1, 1898 by a gunshot wound to the abdomen.
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