Gilbert T Sammons

(Son of Edmund Sammons)
Gilbert was the only brother who died in the Civil War. The cause of death was 
dysentery. He enlisted 2 Jan 1864 in the Union Army, Co. B, 21st Regiment Missouri 
Volunteers. His papers stated he was 18 yrs old, but he was probably more 15 or 16 
at the time. He died in Mobile, AL on 27 Jun 1865 of "chronic diarrhea", and was 
buried on 28 Jun 1865 in the Mobile City Graveyard, Soldiers Rest, Grave No. 88.

Gilbert Sammons was born in either Morgan or Hancock County, Illinois.  His father 
died in 1857.
He joined the same Regiment that his brother Joseph, and two brothers-in-law, Joel 
and Henderson Legrand, had served or were serving.

Little else is known about him. His mother filed an application for a Dependent 
Mother's Pension, claiming that she had been dependent on his labor and support, 
inasmuch as the only other child at home was a "sickly boy of 14," referring to 
Devrix Sammons. A few years later his uncle, George Sammons, and a group of 
neighbors submitted affidavits claiming that Gilbert had been "lazy and indolent" 
and had contributed little if any thing to his mother's support.
The pension which his mother had been receiving was cancelled following an 
investigation (though she later managed to get it renewed in the wake of new 
legislation in 1890.)

Compiled by Charlotte Curlee Ramsey from notes submitted by William G. Stewart.

Charlotte Curlee Ramsey

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