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Federal (USV)


Edward Gilbert

(c. 1827 - ?)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 42nd New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 34, he enlisted on Long Island, NY, and mustered as a Private in Company D, 42nd New York Infantry on 22 June 1861. He was promoted to Sergeant and transferred to Company G the next day.

On the Campaign

He was First Sergeant of his company when he was wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was discharged for disability at Falmouth, VA on 13 February 1863.

References & notes

His service from the State of New York.1 His role at Antietam from a casualty list in the New York Daily Herald of 25 September 1862.


c. 1827


1   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, Issue 23 (for the year 1900)  [AotW citation 8541]