Hoff, Gibbs

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Gibbs Hoff was born in 1843 in Easton, Pennsylvania and later enlisted in the United States Colored Troops during the Civil War. According to Hoff’s service records, he was a farmer before the war. On October 19, 1863 Hoff volunteered for military service in Easton and officially joined Company F of the 8th USCT in Philadelphia on October 29. Four months later the War Department sent the 8th USCT to Florida, where Hoff’s regiment participated in several operations. In August 1864, the 8th USCT boarded transports for Virginia. Hoff received a twenty day furlough on February 17, 1865. After Confederates surrendered in April 1865, the 8th USCT went to Texas. His military service ended while stationed in Brownsville on November 10, 1865. (By Don Sailer)

Life Summary

Full name
  Gibbs Hoff
Place of Birth
Gender
  Male
Race
  Black
Sectional choice
  North
Origins
  Free State
Occupation
  Farmer or Planter
Relation to Slavery
  Free black
Military
  Union Army

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