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James I. Gilbert


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Date: 3/3/2004 at 01:42:24

JAMES I. GILBERT was born in Kentucky in 1824 and removed to Iowa in 1852, making his home at Lansing, Allamakee County, where he was a commission merchant when the Civil War began. In August, 1862, he was appointed colonel of the Twenty-seventh Regiment of Iowa Volunteer Infantry, He distinguished himself in the capture of Fort De Russey on the Red River, leading his regiment in a most gallant charge which captured the works. After the Battle of Nashville he was promoted to Brigadier-General for distinguished services and before the close of the war was brevetted Major-General.

- source: History of Iowa; by B. F. Gue, Vol 3; The Century History Company, 41 Lafayette Place, New York City; Copyright 1903
- transcribed by Debbie Clough Gerischer


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