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Brevet Brig. Gen. John Peter Shindel Gobin, USA

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Birthplace: Sunbury, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: May 01, 1910 (73)
Lebanon, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, United States
Place of Burial: Lebanon, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Samuel Shoemaker Gobin and Susannah M. Gobin
Husband of Anna Maria Gobin
Brother of Susan Abigail Case; Edward Charles Gobin and Anna Maria Shaw

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About Brevet Brig. Gen. John Peter Shindel Gobin, USA

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John Peter Shindel Gobin (January 21, 1837 – May 1, 1910) was an officer in the Union Army during the Civil War, and the Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania from 1899 to 1903.

Biography

Gobin was born in Sunbury, Pennsylvania, the oldest of four children of Samuel and Susanna Gobin Nee Shindel, who were of Swiss descent. At an early age, Gobin became an apprentice printer. He read law and, was admitted to the bar of Northumberland County in 1861.

At the age of 24, Gobin enlisted in the army and was commissioned a first lieutenant in Company C of the 47th Pennsylvania. He rose through the ranks to become the regiment's colonel. On March 13, 1865, major general Philip H. Sheridan rewarded Gobin for his performance at the Battle of Pocotaligo in South Carolina by giving him the brevet rank of brigadier general. Gobin mustered out of the service on January 9, 1866, and returned to Pennsylvania.

Gobin was a member of Pennsylvania State Senate from 1885 to 1899. He was a Member of the Freemasons, Knights Templar, and Odd Fellows. He served as Grand Master of the Grand Encampment of Knights Templar in North America from 1889 to 1892.

He was interred at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery in Lebanon, Pennsylvania.

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John Peter Shindel Gobin, Colonel of the 47th Regt Pa Vols. in the Civil War. After the war he practiced law in Penn. and was a member of the legislature. In 1897 he was elected Commander-in-Chief of the Grand Army of the Republic. In 1898 he was appointed Brig. Gen. in the war with Spain.

State senator 1884-98

Lt. Governor of Pennsylvania 1898-1903.

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. He entered his Civil War service as a 1st Lieutenant in Company F, 11th Pennsylvania (Three-Months) Volunteer Infantry. Promoted to Captain of Company C, 47th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, he participated in the capture of Jacksonville, Florida and capture of the Confederate War Steamer "Governor Milton" (the only steamer captured by infantry during the war). He fought with his unit at the Battle of Pocataligo, South Carolina, in the Red River Campaign, and at the Battle of Pleasant Hill, Louisiana. Promoted to Major and commander of his regiment, he led the 47th Pennsylvania in the Shenandoah Campaign that culminated in the Union victory at the Battle of Cedar Creek. Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel on November 24, 1864, and to Colonel on January 3, 1865, he was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on March 13, 1865 for "faithful and meritorious services during the war". He commanded the 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 19th Army Corps in operations around Lynchburg, Virginia, and was appointed Provost Judge of Charleston, South Carolina after the war.

His post-war career included leading the Pennsylvania National Guard in actions against railroad and coal miner strikes, and civil unrest caused by the "Molly Maguires". He served as Brigadier General of Volunteers in the Spanish-American War, as Commander of the Grand Army of the Republic in 1897, and was elected Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania, serving from 1899 to 1903.

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Brevet Brig. Gen. John Peter Shindel Gobin, USA's Timeline

1837
January 26, 1837
Sunbury, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States
1910
May 1, 1910
Age 73
Lebanon, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, United States
May 1, 1910
Age 73
Lebanon, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, United States