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CPL William H Gilbert

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CPL William H Gilbert

Birth
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 25 Jun 1876 (aged 24)
Little Big Horn Battle Site, Big Horn County, Montana, USA
Burial Little Big Horn Battle Site, Big Horn County, Montana, USA
Plot Mass Grave on Last Stand Hill
Memorial ID 16191407 View Source
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US Soldier killed at the Battle of the Little Big Horn. Corporal Gilbert enlisted into the US Army on October 2, 1873, at New York, NY. He was described as 5'7", blue eyes, brown hair and dark complexion. His listed civilian occupation was butcher, On October 19, 1873, Gilbert reported for duty at Ft Lincoln, Dakota Territory. He was assigned to Company L, 7th US Cavalry Regiment. Company L was commanded by 1st Lt James Calhoun. Calhoun was the brother-in-law of LTC George A Custer and Captain Thomas Custer. On March 16, 1876, Gilbert was promoted to corporal. At the Battle of the Little Bighorn Company L was attached to LTC Custer's battalion. Gilbert was killed during the fighting. Two days after the battle burial details found most of Company L on or near what became known as Calhoun Ridge & Calhoun Hill. Gilbert's unidentified remains were likely first buried where they had been found. In 1881 all known battlefield burials were moved to a mass grave on Last Stand Hill. Gilbert was survived by his wife, Mary E Hevener, and son, Rudy K.


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  • Created by: Randy
  • Added: 14 Oct 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial 16191407
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/16191407/william-h-gilbert : accessed ), memorial page for CPL William H Gilbert (11 Nov 1851–25 Jun 1876), Find a Grave Memorial ID 16191407, citing Little Big Horn Battlefield National Monument, Little Big Horn Battle Site, Big Horn County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by Randy (contributor 46846747) .