Captain Gibson is wearing a frock coat. His Jeff Davis (Hardee) hat is resting on the side of the column. The hat is looped up on the right side, which is correct for an officer. On the left side he is wearing two ostrich feathers. The front of the hat has an embroidered infantry horn in gold with the silver munber "16" within the tube of the horn. Gibson was shot in the right eye during the battle of Gaines' Mill on June 27, 1862. The image pre-dates his wounding.