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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1846

Vol. II
p272
1292

(Born O.)

Charles C. Gilbert

(Ap'd at Large)

21

Charles Champion Gilbert: Born Mar. 1, 1822, Zanesville, OH.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1842, to July 1, 1846, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 3d Infantry, July 1, 1846.

Served: in the War with Mexico, 1846‑48, being engaged in the Siege

(Second Lieut., 1st Infantry, Sep. 27, 1846)

of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9‑29, 1847, — and in garrison at Vera Cruz, 1847‑48, and at the City of Mexico, 1848; in garrison at East Pascagoula, Mis., 1848; on frontier duty at Ringgold Barracks, Tex., 1848‑50; at the Military Academy, 1850‑55, as Asst. Professor of Geography, History, and Ethics, Feb. 28, 1850, to May 16, 1855, — and Principal Asst. Professor

(First Lieut., 1st Infantry, June 10, 1850)

of Geography, History, and Ethics, May 16 to Sep. 28, 1855; and on frontier duty at Ft. McKavett, Tex., 1855‑56, — Ft. Chadbourne,

(Captain, 1st Infantry, Dec. 8, 1855)

Tex., 1856, — Ft. Duncan, Tex., 1856, — March to Devil's River, 1856, being engaged in the Pursuit and Surprise, Aug. 30, 1856, of three parties of Comanche Indians, near the mouth of Pecos River, Tex., — Ft. Duncan, Tex., 1856‑58, — Ft. Clark, Tex., 1858‑59, — March to Camp Cooper, Tex., 1859, — Ft. Cobb, I. T., 1859‑60, 1860‑61, — and March to Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: on the Expedition to Southeast Missouri, June 26 to Aug. 20, 1861, being engaged in the Action of Dug Spring, Aug. 2, 1861, — and Battle of Wilson's Creek, Aug. 10, 1861, where he was severely wounded; on sick leave of absence, disabled by wound, Aug. 20 to Sep. 21, 1861; as Acting Inspector-General of the Department of the Cumberland, Sep. 21 to Nov. 18, 1861, and of the Department of the Ohio, Nov. 18, 1861, to Mar. 11, 1862; in the Tennessee and Mississippi Campaign, as Acting p273Inspector-General of the Army of the Ohio, Mar. 11 to Aug. 25, 1862, being engaged in the March to Pittsburg Landing, Ten., Mar.‑Apr., 1862, — Battle of Shiloh, Apr. 7, 1862, — Advance upon and Siege of Corinth,

(Bvt. Major, Apr. 7, 1862,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Shiloh, Ten.)

Mis., Apr. 9 to May 30, 1862, — and in Operations in North Alabama, and movement to Louisville, Ky., June to Aug., 1862; as Acting Major-General in command of the Army of Kentucky, Sep. 1‑27, 1862, participating

(Brig.‑General, U. S. Volunteers, Sep. 9, 1862, to Mar. 4, 1863)

in the Combat of Richmond, Ky., Aug. 30, 1862, — and of the

(Bvt. Lieut.‑Col., Sep. 1, 1862,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Richmond, Ky.)

3d Provisional Corps, Army of the Ohio, Sep. 29-Oct., 1862, in the Advance into Kentucky, being engaged in the Battle of Perryville, Oct. 8,

(Bvt. Colonel, Oct. 8, 1862,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Perryville, Ky.)

1862; in command of 10th Division (Army of the Ohio), guarding the Louisville and Nashville Railroad, Oct., 1862, to Feb. 1, 1863; and in garrison at Franklin, Ten., Feb. 1 to June 2, 1863; as Assistant to the Provost Marshal General at Louisville, Ky. (in organizing Invalid Corps),

(Major, 19th Infantry, July 2, 1863)

July 22 to Sep. 1, 1863, — for the Eastern Division of Pennsylvania, at Philadelphia, Sep. 1, 1863, to Jan. 25, 1865, — and for the States of Connecticut and Rhode Island, at Hartford, Jan. 25, 1865, to Jan. 22, 1866; and as Chief Mustering and Disbursing Officer, at Philadelphia, Pa., Sep. 1, 1863, to Jan. 25, 1865, and at Hartford, Ct., Jan. 25, 1865, to Jan. 22, 1866.

Served: in command of 2d Battalion, 19th Infantry, headquarters Camden, Ark., Feb. 15, 1866, to Nov. 2, 1866, and of the post of Camden,

(Transferred to 28th Infantry, Sep. 21, 1866)

Ark., Nov. 2, 1866, to Nov. 12, 1867; on leave of absence, Nov. 12, 1867, to Jan., 1868; and in command of post of Washington, Ark., Feb. 6 to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 7th Infantry, July 8, 1868)

Sep. 16, 1868, — of Jacksonville, Fla., Oct. 1, 1868, to Apr., 1869, — of Ft. Bridger, Wy., May 28, 1869, to May, 1870, — of Ft. Buford, Dak., June 13, 1870, to June 3, 1872, — of Ft. Shaw, Mon., June 20, 1872, to July 23, 1874, — of Camp Baker, Mon., Aug. 10, 1874, to Sep. 17, 1878, — and Ft. Snelling, Min., Oct. 12, 1878, to Oct. 1, 1879; in command of a Battalion in Ute Expedition, Col., to June 23, 1880; sick at Ft. Snelling, Min., to Oct. 14, 1880; on sick leave of absence to Jan. 22, 1881; in command of Depot at David's Island, N. Y., to June 3, 1881,

(Colonel, 17th Infantry, May 19, 1881)

— and of regiment at Ft. Yates, Dak., June 14, 1881, to Nov. 26, 1884; on sick leave of absence to May 26, 1885; in command of regiment at Ft. Yates, Dak., to July 25, 1885; and sick and on sick leave of absence to Mar. 1, 1886.

Retired from Active Service, Mar. 1, 1886, he being 64 Years of Age.

Vol. IV
p67
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Retired officer.

Vol. V
p63
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Retired officer.

Died Jan. 23,a 1903, at Baltimore, Md.: Aged 81.

Buried, Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, KY.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1903, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.


Thayer's Note:

a His tombstone (q.v.) gives the date of his death as Jan. 17, 1903.


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