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Civil War Soldiers - Gilbert

Gilbert, Charles C., brigadier-general, U.S. Army, was born in Zanesville, Ohio, March 1, 1822, and was graduated at the United States military academy in 1846. He served in the war with Mexico at Vera Cruz, 1847-48, and in the occupation of the Mexican capital, 1848. He was subsequently assistant professor at the military academy, 1850-55, and was on the frontier in Texas and the Indian territory from then until the outbreak of the Civil war, being promoted in the meantime 1st lieutenant and captain. He served in the southwest during the Civil war, was wounded at Wilson's creek, Aug. 10, 1861; was appointed inspector-general of the Department of the Cumberland, Sept. 20, 1861, and of the Army of the Ohio in the field, Aug. 25, 1862. He was brevetted major for action at Shiloh, April 7, 1862; lieutenant-colonel for services at the battle of Richmond, Ky., Aug. 30, 1862, and was made brigadier-general of volunteers, Sept. 9, 1862, for gallant conduct at Springfield, Mo., and Shiloh, Tenn. He became acting major-general in command of the Army of Kentucky, was brevetted colonel in the regular army for gallantry at Perryville on Oct. 8, 1862, and afterward, taking command of the 10th division of the Army of the Ohio, guarded the Louisville & Nashville railroad through the winter, when he became assistant to the provost-marshal at Louisville until July 2, 1863. He was then commissioned major in the 19th infantry and served at various forts until Sept. 21, 1866, when he was transferred to the 28th infantry. He was subsequently promoted lieutenant-colonel and colonel, and was retired, March 1, 1886, by operation of law. Gen. Gilbert died Jan. 17, 1903.

Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908

Gilbert, James J., brigadier-general, U.S. Army, was born in Kentucky, about 1824, and at the time of entering the National service, in the summer of 1862, was in business in Lansing, Iowa. He was commissioned colonel of the 27th Iowa volunteers and served with his regiment without special distinction, and without seeing active service in battle, until the spring of 1864, when he joined Gen. A. J. Smith for the Red River campaign. His gallant conduct at Fort De Russy and throughout the whole campaign, and before Nashville nearly a year later, won him promotion to brigadier-general Feb. 9, 1865. On March 26, 1865, he was brevetted major-general of volunteers for faithful and meritorious service during the campaign against the city of Mobile and its defenses. Gen. Gilbert was honorably mustered out of the service, Aug. 24, 1865. He died Feb. 9, 1884.

Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908

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