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Hamilton S. Gilbert papers, 1862-1914.
Gilbert, Hamilton S., 1830-1919.
Library Call Number Copy Material Location
Vermont Historical Society Library  MS 24  Manuscript  Vault-Manuscript 

Personal Author : Gilbert, Hamilton S., 1830-1919.
Title : Hamilton S. Gilbert papers, 1862-1914.
Physical Description : .25 linear ft.
General Note : Continued in: MS Size B.
Summary :

The collection is made up of records of Company E, 12th Regiment Infantry, Vermont Volunteers, during the period Mr. Gilbert was serving as Captain. These include mustering in and mustering out records, inventory of equipment issued and returned, and accounts of payments. There also is a great deal of correspondence involving the verification of evidence to attain military pensions, both for Captain Gilbert and for men who served under him. There are items relating to the Grand Army of the Republic, both local and national. There is a pamphlet on the management and cleaning of the 1855 musket. There are assorted bills drawn for Nathan Gilbert, in 1846, 1864 and 1866, and bills to H.S. Gilbert during the years 1867 to 1876. There are three condolence letters of 1914 at the time of his wife's death.

Biographical or historical data :

Hamilton S. Gilbert was born September 13, 1829, in Fairfield, Vermont, and died March 15, 1919 in the same town. His parents were Nathan Gilbert and Cynthia Smith Gilbert. He married Martha Barber Soule, daughter of Herman and Polly Flint Soule, November 21st, 1870, in Fairfield, Vermont. He is buried in the Bradley Cemetery. He enlisted as a private in the First Vermont Regiment, Company C on May 2, 1861 and was mustered out on August 15, 1861. He was commissioned as captain of Company E., Twelfth Vermont Regiment on May 1, 1862 and was mustered out on July 14, 1863. He is listed as a farmer with 400 acres and 40 cows in an 1882-3 town directory.

Corporate Subject : United States. Army. Vermont Infantry Regiment, 12th 1862-1863. Company E.
Grand Army of the Republic. Fenix Post #81 East Fairfield, Vt.
Subject Term : Military pensions United States Civil War, 1861-1865.
Geographic Term : Fairfield (Vt.) Archival resources.
Vermont History Civil War, 1861-1865.
Genre/Form : Muster rolls.
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