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James Isham Gilbert
Birth: Jul. 16, 1823
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Feb. 9, 1884
Shawnee County
Kansas, USA

Civil War Union Brigadier General. He built a successful pre-Civil War career as a merchant, and was one of the founders of the town of Lansing, Iowa. He entered Federal service the Civil War rather belatedly, being appointed Colonel and commander of the 27th Iowa Volunteer Infantry on October 3, 1862. His unit saw only garrison duty for well over a year, and didn't enter a combat theatre until the spring of 1864. As part of the XVI Corps under General Andrew J. Smith, he led the regiment into action during the Red River Campaign. He was advanced to brigade command in June 1864, which he would be in continuously until the end of the war. He led the 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, XVI Corps during the December 1864 Battle of Nashville, and through the campaign that culminated in the capture of Mobile, Alabama. He was promoted to Brigadier General, US Volunteers on February 9, 1865, and was brevetted Major General, US Volunteers for "faithful and meritorious services". His service did not end until his muster out on August 24, 1865. After the war he became a successful Lumber merchant in Burlington, Iowa. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
Aspen Grove Cemetery
Des Moines County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Block 259, Lot 9
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Russ Dodge
Record added: Jan 28, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6133196
James Isham Gilbert
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James Isham Gilbert
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James Isham Gilbert
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Thank you, General for your service to our country during our American Civil War. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Feb. 9, 2017

- Bunny
 Added: Jul. 16, 2016
Remembering you and your service. God Bless.
- Heavenly Peace
 Added: Jul. 16, 2016
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