(1843 - 1926)
Home State: Mississippi
Branch of Service: Infantry
In 1860 he was a 17 year old worker on his parent's farm at Pleasanton in Itawamba County, MS. He enlisted at Columbus as a Private in Company K, 2nd Mississippi Infantry Battalion on 1 May 1862.
On the Campaign
He was in action with his Company at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was sick in a hospitals in Richmond and Scottsville, VA by November and furloughed on 17 April 1863. Company K was converted to cavalry and attached as Company F to the 8th (Wade's) Confederate Cavalry (2d Regiment, Mississippi and Alabama Cavalry) in January 1863 and he joined them by December 1863. He was surrendered and paroled at Hillsboro, NC on 3 May 1865.
After the War
By 1870 and to at least 1920 he was a farmer near Fulton in Itawamba County.
References & notes
His service from his Compiled Military Service Records,1 via fold3, filed under 48th Mississippi Infantry and 2nd CS Cavalry, both as Gilbert Dulany. His presence at Sharpsburg from a petition he and others of his Company signed on behalf of Lieutenant Thomas Lipscomb. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860-1920. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
He married Martha Ann Graham (1847-1919) in February 1868 and they had 3 daughters.
His brother Bill was also at Sharpsburg with him, and brother Henry (1829-1880) was also in Company K, but was absent, sick, in September 1862.
03/06/1843; Itawamba County, MS
05/24/1926; Itawamba County, MS; burial in Mount Pleasant Baptist Cemetery, Fulton, MS
1 US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927 [AotW citation 29007]