{⋆★⋆} BG Dibrell, George Gibbs

George Gibbs Dibrell


Born: April 12, 1822

Birthplace: Sparta, White County, Tennessee

Father: Jenkins Anthony Dibrell 1788 – 1875
(Buried: Old Sparta Cemetery, Sparta, Tennessee)​

Mother: Millie Carter 1790 – 1873
(Buried: Old Sparta Cemetery, Sparta, Tennessee)​

Wife: Mary Elizabeth Leftwich 1824 – 1894
(Buried: Old Sparta Cemetery, Sparta, Tennessee)​


Waymon Leftwich Dibrell 1842 – 1932​
(Buried: Old Sparta Cemetery, Sparta, Tennessee)​
Lt. Joseph Anthony Dibrell 1845 – 1913​
(Buried: Old Sparta Cemetery, Sparta, Tennessee)​
Jefferson Leftwich “Jeff” Dibrell 1856 – 1910​
(Buried: Highland Cemetery, Sparta, Tennessee)​
Frank Simpson “Anthony” Dibrell 1858 – 1914​
(Buried: Highland Cemetery, Sparta, Tennessee)​
Sydney Stanton Dibrell 1860 – 1921​
(Buried: Highland Cemetery, Sparta, Tennessee)
General Dibbrell Death.jpg


1843: Graduated from East Tennessee University​

Occupation before War:

Attorney in Sparta, Tennessee​
Justice of the Peace for White County, Tennessee​
White County, Tennessee, County Clerk​
1861: Tennessee State Representative​

Civil War Career:

1861 – 1862: Lt. Colonel of 25th​ Tennessee Infantry​
1862 – 1865: Colonel of 8th​ Tennessee Cavalry​
1864: Participated in Battle of Saltville, Virginia​
1865: Brigadier General of Confederate Army Infantry​
1865: Division Commander during the Battle of Bentonville​
1865: Presidential Escort for President Jefferson Davis​
1865: Captured at Paroled at Washington, Georgia​

Occupation after War:
After war.jpg

President of Southwestern Railroad Company​
1870: Delegate to Tennessee State Constitution Convention​
1875 – 1885: United States Congressman from Tennessee​
1875 – 1879: Member of House Manufactures Committee​
1875 – 1877: Member of House Public Expenditures Committee​
1877 – 1881: Member of House Military Affairs Committee​
1879 – 1885: Member of House Agriculture Committee​
1879 – 1881: Member of House Revolutionary Pensions Committee​
1883 – 1885: Member of House Military Affairs Committee​
Businessman in Tennessee​
Developer of Several Coal Mines​

Died: May 9, 1888

Place of Death: Sparta, Tennessee

Cause of Death: Rheumatoid endocarditis & Pulmonary Edema

Age at time of Death: 66 years old

Burial Place: Old Sparta Cemetery, Sparta, Tennessee


General Dibrell's grave, overlooking an area of downtown Sparta, Tennessee
by Bryanlion23, March 2019.
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Sep 15, 2018
South Texas
The vast majority of the war was served as a colonel. He started as a Lt. Colonel In August of 1861 and didn't get promoted to brigadier until January 28, 1865.