Question of Money – Brother George to Alfred

During the Gold Rush, many prospectors passed through Sonoma on their way to the Trinity and Shasta mines. In 1849, when General Persifor Smith headquartered the U.S. Army of the Pacific in Sonoma, he brought with him officers who frequented the hotel. Many later fought in the Civil War. Both William Tecumseh Sherman and Joseph […]

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Pacific Division 1848–1853

This drawing captures the Sonoma Barracks Plaza looked like in 1851, this scetch was created by George Gibbs, the older brother of Alfred Gibbs. The original drawing is part of the Colonel Fred B. Rogers Collection, Smithsonian Institution. Table of Contents Pacific Division of the U. S. Army This Army Division was one of its […]

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A Love Connection?

Researcher’s Note: The following text is my interpretation of the primary source documents I have assembled to draw conclusions and piece together previously undocumented histories of General Gibbs. On this page, I am making a significant leap on the possibility of how Alfred Gibbs and Peggy Forshee Blair possibly met. I have no primary source to […]

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