Thank you Rick, that site gives me lots to look into. Davidson Co., Nashville is a good possibility as this family seems to have ties there. I too had found the George W. Gibson, will have to check Census and see if I can locate him. Davidson Co. has listed "Nashville Home Guards" which is probably the Unit that the above Geo. W. was in and with my luck he is my man. Nothing about this Gibson family has been easy - like pulling teeth to even find mention of any of them - initial "W" to an "A" does seem a bit far fetched but who knows!!
Again thanks for the information, now I at least have a starting point. Merlyn