91st PA: Joseph Gilbert

Joseph Gilbert

Before the war

He was born on 28 March 1842, in Pennsylvania (22, 23; 4 (21 in 1863), 18 (21 in 1863), 24 [8 in 1850], 25 [19 in 1860], 26 [28 in 1870], 27 [30 in 1870], 28 [38 in 1880], 34 [68 in 1910], 42, 45). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (18, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 45). He was born to Joseph Gilbert and Christiana Kauffman (44, 45). His father was born in New Jersey, and his mother was born in Germany (23).

In 1850, he was living in the Lower Delaware Ward, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania (24). He was living with Joseph and Christiana Gilbert (presumably his parents), and three other Gilbert's (presumably his brothers) (24). He had attended school within the year (24).

He was educated in the Philadelphia public schools, and was then apprenticed to a bookbinder (45).

In 1860, he was living in the 6th ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (25). He was living with Joseph and Christiana Gilbert, and three other Gilbert's (probably siblings) (25). He was a bookbinder (25).

When he enlisted, he was a book binder, and was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (4).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 10 inches tall, had a fair complexion, blue eyes, and brown hair (4, 18). He had a hair mole on his left cheek, and a heavy scar on the back of his left hand (18).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 20 August 1861 (4, 18, 1 [26 Sep 61], 19, 38, 45). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Colonel Reiff (18). He was a private in company C (1, 50).

He was appointed corporal on 21 September 1861 (16, 38 [20 Sep], 45 [20 Sep]).

On the recapitulation for the muster roll dated 31 October 1861, he was the 8th corporal, and was present (4). He was also present, as a corporal, on the muster roll dated 31 December 1861 (recapitulation) and the rolls for January/February 1862, March/April 1862, May/June 1862, and a special muster roll dated 18 August 1862 (4). According to the July/August 1862 muster roll, he was promoted to 4th Corporal on 15 August 1862 (4). He was again present on the September/October 1862 muster roll (4).

He was promoted to fifth sergeant on 22 December 1862 (4, 16, 38, 45). He was present as sergeant on the muster rolls for November/December 1862, January/February 1863, 28 February to 10 May 1863, a special muster roll dated 10 April 1863, July/August 1863, 10 May to 30 June 1863, September/October 1863, and November/December 1863 (4).

On 7 May 1863, he was reported missing in action (11). He was wounded at the Battle of Chancellorsville (35, 40 [slightly wounded], 46 [slightly wounded]).

He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg (30). He was then a sergeant (30).

He married Sylvania Penn Lee in 1863/64, while he was on leave, after having been wounded at the Battle of Chancellorsville (23, 44, 45). In 1900, she had had four children, all of whom were still alive (23). In 1910, she had had four children, three of whom were still alive (29).

On 9 October 1863, he went on a ten-day furlough (12). He had returned by 23 October 1863 (13).

He re-enlisted at Bealton Virginia for three years as a veteran volunteer on 24 December 1863 (1, 4). He was enlisted by Lieutenant Carpenter, examined by Assistant Surgeon Kier (4). He was discharged on 25 December 1863, and mustered into service by Lieutenant Swann on 26 December 1863 (4). According to the muster-out roll dated 25 December 1863, he was due $6.22 for clothing (4).

According to the muster roll for January/February 1864, he had received $13 (one month's pay) in advance pay, a $2 premium, and a $60 bounty (4). He was due $4 for the difference between a private's and a sergeant's pay, and was due $50 in bounty (4). He was present, as a sergeant, on the muster roll for March/April 1864 (4).

He was promoted to first sergeant (orderly sergeant) on 30 June 1864, replacing John Stewart, who had died on 22 June 1864 (4, 5, 17, 38, 45). He was present on the May-June 1864 muster roll, and was due the second and third instalments of the bounty--$100 (4).

He was accidentally wounded on 3 July 1864 (1, 4). He was still absent, in the hospital, on the July-August, September-October, and November-December muster rolls (4). By December, he was also due the fourth instalment of the bounty (4).

On 20 February 1865, he received a commission as Captain from the governor of Pennsylvania, which was dated 10 October 1864 (4, 15 [appointed 10 Oct 64], 18 [promoted 10 Oct 64]). On 21 February 1865, Lieutenant Colonel Sellers requested that he be discharged to enable him to accept that commission (4, 6). He was discharged in accordance with Special Order 49 (1865), from the Head Quarters of the 5th Army Corps (4, 32, 38 [23 Feb], 45 [23 Feb]). He was promoted on 24 February 1865 from 1st sergeant to captain, replacing Maguigan, whose term of service had expired (1, 3, 4, 32, 38, 45). (His muster-in was dated 15 October 1864, under acts approved 3 June 1884 and 3 February 1887 (4).)

On 26 February 1865, he was assigned to command company C, and ordered to receipt to Joseph Everhart for all ordnance, ordnance stores, and other property (9).

He was present as Captain on the January/February 1865 muster roll, according to which he was due pay as a first sergeant from 31 December 1864 to 20 February 1865, and was due pay for commanding company C starting 24 February 1865 (4).

On 16 March 1865, the regiment was paraded for review in front of the Division Hospital (14). Gilbert was initially in command of the first division, and Theodore Hope was commanding the regiment, while Eli Sellers was at a court martial (14). When Sellers returned, he ordered Hope to take command of the first division (14). Gilbert then rode to the rear of the regiment (14). When Sellers realized that Gilbert had been commanding the first division, he sent the adjutant to order him to take command of company F (14, 7). Gilbert then came next to Sellers, on the way to company F, and asked whether he should take command of his own company (14). Sellers repeated that his orders were to take command of company F, and Gilbert said (in a disrepectful manner) that there was some "God damned funny things [or work] going on here" (14, 7). Sellers immediately placed him under arrest, and ordered him to go to his quarters (14, 4, 8, 33).

On 23 March 1865, he was charged with disobeying orders and with contempt and disrespect towards his commanding officer (7), or perhaps with disobeying orders and with conduct prejudicial to good order and military discipline (8).

He and Thomas Walter (who was also under arrest) rested in a deserted log cabin while the regiment fought at Dabney's Mill (2).

He was tried before a court martial on 28 March 1865 (8, 41). Howard W Prince, 20th Maine Volunteers, was the judge advocate (8). Sellers was the only witness (14). Gilbert's cross-examination of Sellers was especially inept; it consisted only of asking whether Sellers was sure of details of his testimony (14). The court stopped him on his third question (14). Fortunately for him, the court questioned Sellers about whether Gilbert could have been going to take command of company F when he spoke to Sellers, and whether Gilbert had time to obey the order (14). They decided he was not guilty of disobeying orders, but was guilty of disrespectful behavior (14).

Gilbert was absent without proper authority from about 31 March 1865, until 23 April 1865 (8).

On 31 May 1865, Sellers had not heard a verdict (8). Gilbert had forwarded a resignation to him, but he thought it was inappropriate to pass it on while he was still waiting for the verdict (8).

By order of General Court Martial, he forfeited one months pay and allowances (G. O. number 6, 13 March 1865, Head Quarters 1st Division 5th Army Corps) (4). He was again to be paid for commanding company C beginning 8 June 1865 (4). On 8 June, he was ordered to resume command of company C, giving Joseph Everhart a receipt for all public property (10).

On 9 June 1865, he wrote George W Ford, attorney for the widow of Edward Shinkle, that he knew only that Shinkle was supposed captured and dead, but had received no official notice (48). On 14 June 1865, he testified that Shinkle was taken prisoner while on the march from Gettysburg to Beverly Ford, Virginia, having received a pass to fall to the rear, and died on 13 July 1863 at Richmond, Virginia (48).

He mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865 (1, 19, 45). According to the muster-out roll, he was still due first sergeant's pay to 20 February 1865, and was still due the extra pay for commanding company C (4). He owed the US $6.45 for clothing, and still had to forfeit one months' pay and allowances (4). He was captain of company C (50).

After the war

On 9 October 1865, he certified that William Hooven was wounded in action on 18 June 1864 and died of those wounds, emphasizing that they initially thought he had died on the field, but in fact he survived until the next day (47).

On 12 May 1868, he testified in support of the pension application of Matilda Hooven, widow of William Hooven (C) (49).

In 1870, he was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (26, 27). During the first census enumeration, he was living with his presumed father Joseph Gilbert, in the 60th division of Philadelphia (26). He was living with his presumed father Joseph, and his wife Sylvania and children Harry and Leon (26). During the second census enumeration, he was living on Franklin Street [?], in the 13th ward of Philadelphia (27). He was living with his wife Sylvania, sons Henry and Leon, and Mary Fisher (27). He was a merchant, and owned $6,000 in personal property (26).

His daughter Sylvania B Gilbert was born in April 1876, in Pennsylvania (23).

In 1880, he was living at 827 [?] Arch Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (28). He was living with his wife Sylvia, and children Henry, Leon, Sylvia, and Josephine (28). He was a shirt manufacturer (28).

On 4 May 1887, he was elected to the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (31, 38, 39, 45). He had insignia number 5494 (38, 45).

In 1890, he was living at 3508 Hamilton Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (19, 20). He had shirt stores at 620 Chestnut Street and 829 Arch Street (20).

In 1900, he was living at 3508 Hamilton Street, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with his wife Sylvania P Gilbert, daughter Sylvania B Gilbert, and a servant (23). He was a shirt manufacturer (23).

He was included in a 1904 Who's who in Pennsylvania (36).

On 18 March 1904, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (21, 37).

He again applied for a pension on 15 February 1907 (37).

He retired in 1908 (45).

He died on 25 January 1910 (22, 34, 37, 42, 45). He died at Jenkintown, [Montgomery County,] Pennsylvania (45). The funeral was held on Friday, at All Hallows' PE Church, in Wyncote, Pennsylvania (34). Members of post 2 of the GAR, and members of the MOLLUS, were invited to attend the funeral (34). He was buried in West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania (22, 42).

On 1 February 1910, his widow, Sylvania P Gilbert, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (21, 37).

In 1910, his widow Sylvania P Gilbert was living on Grove Avenue, in Abington Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania (29). She was living with her daughter Josephine M Paret and Josephine's family (29).

His widow, Sylvania Penn Lee Gilbert, died in 1932 (43). She was buried in West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania (42).

Sources

1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster)

2 Thomas F Walter. 'Personal recollections and experiences of an obscure soldier'. Grand Army Scout and Soldiers' Mail volume 4 number 1 (20 December 1884) page 2.

3 Official army register.

4 Compiled service record, Joseph Gilbert, co C, 91st PA Infantry (including cards derived from muster rolls; letter from Lt Col Sinex to A A A Genl Morgan, dated 21 Feb 1865; and enlistment form, dated 24 December 1863)

5 special order 57, HQ 91st PA, 30 June 1864

6 letter, Sellers to Morgan, 21 February 1865

7 charges and specifications preferred against Joseph Gilbert, 23 March 1865

8 letter, Sellers to Locke, 31 May 1865

9 special order 10, HQ 91st PA, 26 February 1865

10 special order 33, HQ 91st PA, 8 June 1865

11 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 7 May 1863 (Sergt Gilbert)

12 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 9 October 1863 (Sergeant Gilbert)

13 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 23 October 1863 (Sergt Gilbert)

14 court martial proceedings, Joseph Gilbert

15 company C List of commissioned officers (Joseph Gilbert)

16 company C, List of non-commissioned officers, page 1, corporals (Joseph Gilbert)

17 company C, List of non-commissioned officers, page 2, first sergeants (Joseph Gilbert)

18 company C, descriptive roll, number 14 (Joseph Gilbert)

19 1890 US Census, Veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district [1], enumeration district [575], page [2] (image 1692 on Ancestry), searched February 2005 (Josep Gilbert)

20 1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory (Joseph Gilbert)

21 pension index, by name (Joseph Gilbert)

22 West Laurel Hill Cemetery (Joseph Gilbert)

23 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 543, 24th ward, page 188 = handwritten sheet 11, lines 67-70 (Joseph Gilbert)

24 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Lower Delaware Ward (City), microfilm series M432, film 816, page 39 (Joseph Gilbert)

25 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1st division 6th ward, microfilm series M653, film 1156, page 633 = 11 handwritten (Joseph Gilbert Jr)

26 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 60th division, microfilm series M593, film 1405, pages 329 = 47-48 handwritten (Joseph Gilbert)

27 1870 US census, second enumeration, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 38th district 13th ward, microfilm series M593, film 1425, page 127 = 17 handwritten (Joseph Gilbert)

28 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 168, microfilm series T9, film 1172, pages 164 A-B = 17-18 handwritten (Joseph Gilbert)

29 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Abington Township, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 64, microfilm series T624, film 1377, page 72 A = 24 handwritten (Sylvania P Gilbert)

30 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (Joseph Gilbert)

31 "Original Companions of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States" (Joseph Gilbert)

32 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 26 February 1865 (Sergt Gilbert)

33 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 17 March 1865 (not named)

34 [death notice], Philadelphia Inquirer, 26 January 1910 (also published on 27 January 1910 page 7 and on 28 January 1910 page 11) (Joseph Gilbert)

35 'Further from General Hooker's army', Philadelphia Inquirer, 7 May 1863, page 1 (Sergeant Gilbert)

36 Who's who in Pennsylvania .... Edited by Lewis R Hamersly. First edition. New York: L R Hamersly Co., 1904. Page 259. (available on Google Books) (Joseph Gilbert)

37 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company C (Joseph Gilbert)

38 Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. Register of the Commandery of the State of Pennsylvania from April 15 1865 to May 5 1887. Philadelphia, 1887. (Joseph Gilbert)

39 Register of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. Compiled from the Registers and Circulars of the Various Commanderies by J. Harris Aubin. Boston: Published under the Auspices of the Commandery of the State of Massachusetts, 1 January 1906. (Joseph Gilbert)

40 'The ninety-first Pennsylvania volunteers', Philadelphia Press, Wednesday 13 May 1863, page 2 (Joseph Gilbert)

41 National Archives Archival Research Catalog (accessed 24 July 2010) (John Gilbert)

42 Find a grave memorial 9584177 (accessed 20 September 2010) (Joseph Gilbert) [identification is confirmed by reference to his service]

43 Find a grave memorial 13394429 (accessed 20 September 2010) (Sylvania Penn Lee Gilbert) [identification is confirmed by reference to her husband Capt Joseph Gilbert]

44 'The Gilbert family of Burlington County, New Jersey', a gedcom, available on RootsWeb WorldConnect, contact Michael Gilbert, last updated 14 June 2010, accessed 20 September 2010 (Joseph Gilbert Jr)

45 'In memoriam: Joseph Gilbert', circular 25, series of 1910, whole no. 691, in Memorial circulars, Commandery of Pennsylvania 1907-1911 (Joseph Gilbert)

46 'The Ninety-first Pennsylvania at Chancellorville', Philadelphia Inquirer 13 May 1863, page 8 (Joseph Gilbert)

47 widow's pension certificate file, National Archives and Records Administration, record group 15, certificate WC 57,677, Louisa Hooven widow of William Hooven (Joseph Gilbert)

48 widow's pension certificate file, National Archives and Records Administration, record group 15, certificate number WC 111,870, Barbara Beveridge widow of Edward Shinkel (Joseph Gilbert)

49 widow's pension certificate file, National Archives and Records Administration, record group 15, certificate 115,950, Matilda Cromm widow of William Hooven (Joseph Gilbert)

50 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Joseph Gilbert)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1920 US census
His widow Sylvania Gilbert was not living with their daughter Josephine Paret in 1920 (see the 1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Cheltenham Township, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 76, microfilm series T625, film 1604, page 205 = 12 B handwritten)
HeritageQuest and LDS Pilot indices to the 1920 US census (accessed 20 September 2010)
1930 US census
Footnote index (accessed 20 September 2010)

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Joseph Gilbert in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Lower Delaware Ward (City), microfilm series M432, film 816, page 39]
[I did not transcribe the other families at this residence]
line192021222324
Dwellings visited412     
Families visited527     
NameJoseph GilbertChristiana GilbertJohn GilbertGeo. GilbertJoseph GilbertHenry Gilbert
Age4036151187/12
SexMFMMMM
Color      
Occupation of males over 15 yearsTailor Mechanic   
Real estate owned      
BirthplaceN.J.GermanyPadododo
Married within year      
Attended school within year   11 
Over 20 & can't read/write      
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.      

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1st division 6th ward, microfilm series M653, film 1156, page 633 = 11 handwritten]
line171819202122
Dwelling number63 [?] [the first digit is illegible]
Family number69     
NameJoseph GilbertChristiana "Geo H "Joseph Jr "Henry "Hannah "
Age52502119108
Sex" [sc. M]FM""F
Color      
OccupationTailor" [sic]Jeweller [?]Bookbinder  
Value of real estate owned      
Value of personal estate      
Place of birthN JerseyGermanyPenna"""
Married within year      
Attended school within year    11
Cannot read & write      
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.      

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 60th division, microfilm series M593, film 1405, pages 329 = 47-48 handwritten]
line3839401234
Dwelling-house number353      
Family number361      
NameLee IsabellaAngieGilbert JosephGilbert JosephSylvaniaHarryLeon
Age542164282553/12
SexFFMMFMF [sic]
ColorWWWWWWW
OccupationKeeps House TailorMerchant   
Real estate value       
Personal estate value500  6000   
BirthplaceEnglandPennaNew JerseyPennaPennaPennaPenna
Father foreign born11     
Mother foreign born11     
Birth month if born within year      March
Marriage month if married within year       
Attended school past year       
Can't read       
Can't write       
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.       
Male US citizen at least 21 years old1  1   
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...       

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 38th district 13th ward, microfilm series M593, film 1425, page 127 = 17 handwritten]
["Franklin street" is written at the top of the page]
line2425262728
Dwelling-house number620    
Family number     
NameGilbert Joseph- Sylvania- Henry- LeonFisher Mary
Age30255125
SexMFMMF
Color     
Occupation     
Real estate value     
Personal estate value     
Birthplace     
Father foreign born     
Mother foreign born     
Birth month if born within year     
Marriage month if married within year     
Attended school past year     
Can't read     
Can't write     
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.     
Male US citizen at least 21 years old     
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...     

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 168, microfilm series T9, film 1172, pages 164 A-B = 17-18 handwritten]
line46474849501
street nameArch Street
house number827 [??]     
dwelling visit #145     
family visit #173     
nameGilbert Joseph- Sylvia- Henry- Leon- SylviaGilbert Josephine
colorWWWWWW
sexMFMMFF
age3835151042
month born if born in year      
relationship WifeSonSonDaughterDaughter
single  1111
married11    
widowed/divorced      
married during year      
occupationShirt-manufKeeping houseWorks in shirt storeAt schoolAt home 
months unemployed      
currently ill?      
blind      
deaf/dumb      
idiotic      
insane      
disabled      
school this year   1  
can't read      
can't write      
birthplacePaPaPaPaPaPa
father's birthplaceN.J.EnglandPaPaPaPa
mother's birthplaceN.J.EnglandPaPaPaPa

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US Census, Veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district [1], enumeration district [575], page [2] (image 1692 on Ancestry), searched February 2005]
[line] 25
[house] 198
[family] 217
[name] Josep [sic] Gilbert
[rank] Capt
[company] C
[unit] 91 Regt Pa
[enlistment date] x x 1861
[discharge date] x x 1865
[length of service] 4 years, [blank] months, [blank] days
[post office address] 3508 Hamilton St
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory

[searched transcription on Ancestry, February 2005]
Joseph Gilbert, shirts, 620 Chestnut & 829 Arch, h 3508 Hamilton
Henry L Gilbert, student, h 3508 Hamilton
Leon H Gilbert, clerk, h 3508 Hamilton

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 543, 24th ward, page 188 = handwritten sheet 11, lines 67-70]
line67686970
streetHamilton Streeet   
house number3508   
dwelling number7   
family number194   
nameGilbert, Joseph- Sylvania P- Sylvania BBarrett Dorah
relationshipHeadWifeDaughterServant
colorWWWW
sexMFFF
birth dateMch 1842Mch 1845Apl 1876Aug 1878
age58552421
married?MMSS
# years married3636  
mother of how many children? 4  
# of children living 4  
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaIreland
father's birthplaceNew JerseyEnglandPennsylvaniaIreland
mother's birthplaceGermanyEnglandPennsylvaniaIreland
immigration year   1894
# years in USA   6
naturalized citizen?    
occupationManufacturer Shirts  Servant
# months not employed0  0
# months in school    
can readyesyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyesyes
speaks Englishyesyesyesyes
owned/rentedO   
free or mortgagedF   
farm/houseH   
# of farm schedule    

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Abington Township, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 64, microfilm series T624, film 1377, page 72 A = 24 handwritten]
line6789101112
streetGrove Ave
house nr       
dwelling nr482      
family nr482      
nameParet Louis F- Josephine M- Louis F Jr- Christina G- Anna FGilbert Sylvania PGilmore Cass [?] E
relationshipHeadWifeSonDaughterDaughterMother-in-LawServant
sexMFMFFFF
colorWWWWWWW
age35328416632
marital statusM1M1SSSWdS
#years present marriage1010     
mother of # children 3   4 
mother of # living children 3   3 
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplaceNew YorkPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaEnglandPennsylvania
mother's birthplaceNew YorkPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaEnglandPennsylvania
immigrated       
naturalized/alien       
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglish   EnglishEnglish
occupationInsurancenonenonenonenonenoneServant
nature of industry etc.Life [?] + Fire     Private House
employer etc.W     W
out of work 15 Apr 1910?No     No
# weeks out of work 19090     0
can readyesyes   yesyes
can writeyesyes   yesyes
school since 1 Sep 09  yes    
owned/rentedO      
owned free or mortagagedF      
farm/houseH      
nr on farm schedule       
civil war vet       
blind       
deaf & dumb       

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 23 Apr 2014, from Fold3]


Gilbert, Joseph
Co. C, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Capt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death notice

[Philadelphia Inquirer, 26 January 1910 (also published on 27 January 1910 page 7 and on 28 January 1910 page 11]

GILBERT.--On January 25, 1910, Captain JOSEPH GILBERT, aged 68 years. Relatives and friends, also members of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion, Post No 2, GAR, and 91st Regiment Association, are invited to attend the funeral services, on Friday, at 11 AM, at All Hallows' P E Church, Wyncote, Pa. Interment private. Carriages will meet train leaving Reading Terminal at 10.17 AM at Jenkintown station.


[Who's who in Pennsylvania ... Edited by Lewis R Hamersly. First edition. New York: L R Hamersly Co., 1904. Page 259.]
GILBERT, Joseph

Member of the Pennsylvania Commandery of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion; private Ninety-first Pennsylvania Infantry, Aug. 20, 1861; Corporal, Sept. 20, 1861; Sergeant, Dec. 22, 1862; First Sergeant, June 30, 1864; discharged for promotion, Feb. 23, 1865; Captain Ninety-first Pennsylvania Infantry, Feb. 24, 1865; honorably mustered out, July 10, 1865. Elected May 4, 1887. Address, 620 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, Pa.

MOLLUS memorial notice

['In memoriam: Joseph Gilbert', circular 25, series of 1910, whole no. 691, in Memorial circulars, Commandery of Pennsylvania 1907-1911]
Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States
COMMANDERY OF THE STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA
In Memoriam
JOSEPH GILBERT
Captain 91st Pennsylvania Infantry
DIED AT JENKINTOWN PA. JANUARY 25 1910

Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States
HEADQUARTERS COMMANDERY OF THE STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA
CIRCULAR NO. 25. Series of 1910. Whole No. 691.
Philadelphia, June 10, 1910.

JOSEPH GILBERT.

Private 91st Pennsylvania Infantry August 20, 1861; Corporal September 20, 1861; Sergeant December 22, 1862; First Sergeant June 30, 1864; discharged for promotion February 23, 1865.

Captain 91st Pennsylvania Infantry February 24, 1865; honorably mustered out July 10, 1865.

Elected May 4, 1887. Class 1. Insignia 5494.

Born March 28, 1842, at Philadelphia, Pa.

Died January 25, 1910, at Jenkintown, Pa.

Companion Joseph Gilbert was born in the City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His father was Joseph Gilbert and his mother Christianna Kauffman, both residents of Philadelphia. Captain Gilbert was educated in the public schools of Philadelphia, after which he served an apprenticeship at the trade of book binding. On the 20th day of August, 1861, he severed his apprenticeship, and enlisted as a private soldier in the 91st Pennsylvania Infantry. He was appointed corporal September 20, 1861, sergeant December 2, 1862, commissioned captain February 24, 1865.

During the War he participated in the battles of Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Rappahannock Station, Mine Run, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Bethesda Church, Petersburg, and several other engagements. He was wounded three times.

During his leave of absence after being wounded at Chancellorsville, he was married in Philadelphia to Sylvania Penn Lee, returning soon after to the field, serving until the close of the War, and was mustered out July 10th, 1865. Soon after being mustered out, he returned to Philadelphia and established a successful business of manufacturing, which he actively continued until 1908, when he retired.

In business life he maintained high ideals, and established a reputation for strict business integrity. He was a clean man, thinking good thoughts and doing good deeds. Many unfortunates have had cause to bless his kindly and charitable heart. Many who knew this modest, unassuming gentleman loved and honored him for the real worth within him, which was manifested quietly many times in acts of goodness to the widow and fatherless.

Companion Gilbert fought for his country because he loved his country, because he loved personal liberty and human freedom, because he loved his fellow man. He left surviving him a widow, two daughters and one son, Companion Leon H. Gilbert


MOSES VEALE, Major 109th Penna. Infanty
JOSEPH E. GOODMAN, Lieutenant Veteran Reserve Corps.
HENRY A. WIDDIFIELD, First Lieut. and Adjt. 104th Penna. Infantry
Committee

By command of Brevet Lieut.-Colonel EDWIN A. LANDELL, U.S.V. Commander
JOHN P. NICHOLSON Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel U.S.V. Recorder

Official
Recorder

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