Hoff, Gibbs

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)
    Full name
    Gibbs Hoff
    Place of Birth
    Sectional choice
    Free State
    Farmer or Planter
    Relation to Slavery
    Free black
    Union Army
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