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47th Alabama Infantry (CSA)
Ancestor Info
Name: Lindsey B GilbertRank: Corporal Company: H

Lindsey B. Gilbert was born about 1841 in Georgia and was the son of William Gilbert and his wife Sarah. Lindsey enlisted on 12 May 1862 at Loachapoka, AL along with his brothers, Isham, and Williamson. Lindsey and his brothers served in Co. H, 47th Alabama. Lindsey B. Gilbert saw action at Cedar Run, was sick at 2nd Manassas and Sharpsburg, saw action at Fredericksburg and was captured at Gettysburg on 2 July 1863. He was sent to Ft. Delaware in mid-July 1863. While at Ft. Delaware, Lindsey contracted a lung infection and died 9 January 1864. Some of his records, indicating his imprisonment and illness at Ft. Delaware are transcribed as L.B. Gilbert and T.B. Gilbert interchangeably. Lindsey Gilbert was initially buried on Pea Patch Island in January 1864 and later re-interred at Finn's Point National Cemetery, Salem, NJ. His burial location is Sec. CM, Site 794. His name is listed as T.B. Gilbert in the Finn's Point Cemetery records.

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