Thank you for visiting the home of Alfred Gibbs. I have spent decades researching Alfred Gibbs and the members of the First New York Dragoons, the Regiment of my ancestors. History has been kind to some, harsh to others, and an unfortunate black hole for most others. Alfred Gibbs’ story and contribution to a nation are, at present, lost to history. 

To the ole’ General and his record of contribution to securing the democracy of a young nation, I say to him that I labor in your honor. Your guidance and caring protected two young New York boys, Levi Davis Green and Marvin Wheeler Green, both troops trained under your guidance. In August 1862, both boys became soldiers after being mustered in at Wellsville, New York. You can learn about these boys by reading the transcribed letters provided to me by Marjorie Kuskey, the great-grandaughter of Marvin W. Green.

I am not unlike most researchers, I have a day job and family that rightfully have claimes to my time, but in the background, I am moving my original paper research over to digital and adding more from my findings on the web this site. If you are a researcher interested in collaborating on the information shared here, efforts are welcome. Please get in touch with me and see what we can do together. 

Check back from time to time since I will be adding content when time permits and new research demands an update.

“Semper Paratus” 

Garland H. Green, Jr.