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Hibbler Westbrook

Obituary of Talbot Hibbler, West Point, Mississippi

On the morning of August 23, 1915, the gentle spirit of Talbot Hibbler passed into the great beyond. He was born in Sumter County, Ala., July 26, 1846, and died at his home, in West Point, Miss. At the age of sixteen years he entered the Confederate army from the University of Alabama, joining Company G, 1st Mississippi Cavalry, Armstrong's Brigade, Forrest's Corps, and served gallantly until the war closed, taking part in all the campaigns in Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, and Mississippi, and was in the battles of Franklin, Selma, and Atlanta. He was a private detailed as scout. He was always intensely interested in preserving the ideals of the Old South, and that he might the more eccectually do this he was most active in the work of the United Confederate Veterans. He ranked high in the State organization, advancing from colonel to brigadier general, U. C. V.

In every sphere of life Comrade Hibbler was faithful to his duty and fulfilled every obligation honorably. He was sympathetic and generous, steadfast to his friends and comrades, by whom he was loved and trusted. He always had a cheery word for everybody and saw in every man, woman, and child, white and black, a friend. He was my friend. He lived next door. We miss him in the Camp, in the church and Sunday school, and on the streets. He was an ideal citizen and a devoted husband and father. After several months of suffering, death came to his relief. In his Confederate uniform, with the stars of general of the 3d Brigade, Mississippi Division of Confederate Veterans, we laid him to rest under a mound of beautiful flowers and the flag of his beloved South.

[His friend and comrade, J. G. Westbrook.]

SOURCE: Confederath Veteran Magazine, July, 1916.

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