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Federal (USV)

Lieutenant

Gilbert Voter Bangs

(1838 - 1912)

Home State: Maine

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd District of Columbia Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 23, from Canaan, he enlisted as Private (or Sergeant), Company F, First Maine Infantry for 3 months service on 3 May 1861. He then enlisted as First Sergeant, Company G, 2nd District of Columbia Infantry on 13 January 1862. He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant of the Company on 9 May and First Lieutenant on 4 July 1862.

On the Campaign

He was with his Company in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He resigned his commission on 8 December 1862. He enlisted as Private, Company F, 29th Maine Infantry on 25 August 1863 and was promoted to Sergeant on 13 November. He was appointed First Sergeant on 8 December 1864 and commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, Company E on 31 March 1865. He was honored by brevet to First Lieutenant 13 March 1865 and mustered out 21 June 1866.

After the War

He was a member of GAR Otis Chapman Post #103, Chicopee, MA. He was an insurance agent to at least 1888, and lived in Springfield, MA.

References & notes

Service from Gould's History. 1 Details from family genealogists.

Birth

01/09/1838; Strong, ME

Death

06/09/1912 Chicopee, MA; burial in Fairview Cemetery, Chicopee, MA

Notes

1   Gould, John Mead, History of the First - Tenth - Twenty-ninth Maine regiment, Portland: Stephen Berry, 1871, pg. 647  [AotW citation 17437]