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William Wallace Gilbert

  • Birth 3 Mar 1840 New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
  • Death 18 Apr 1925 Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
  • Burial Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA
  • Plot Section A Lot 108
  • Memorial ID 7507156

Three Wars Veteran. He began his military career in the 19th U.S. Infantry during the Civil War, was promoted to Captain Major for his distinguished service during the Phillipine Insurrection and rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in World War One. The frequent and detailed letters he wrote home during the Civil War have been preserved at the University of Rochester as a valuable historical collection. He was closely related to the University, being the nephew of its first President Martin Anderson, and a professor of Latin and Greek there between the Civil and Spanish American Wars.


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Capt. US Army Civil War / Major US Army War With Spain / Lieut. Colonel World War [I] / Born New York NY Mar 3 1840 / Died Washington DC Apr 18 1925


  • Created by: Mount Hope NY
  • Added: 28 May 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7507156
  • Cheryl Nichols
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Wallace Gilbert (3 Mar 1840–18 Apr 1925), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7507156, citing Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Mount Hope NY (contributor 219) .