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GILBERT, Charles Champion, soldier, born in Zanesville, Ohio, 1 March, 1822. He was graduated at the United States military academy in 1846, and assigned to the 3d infantry. He served in the war with Mexico, was in the garrison at Vera Cruz in 1847-'8, in the City of Mexico in 1848, and then engaged in frontier duty until 1850. He became an assistant professor at West Point on 28 February, 1850, was promoted to a 1st lieutenancy on 10 June, and fulfilled his duties until 28 September, 1855, after which he was on duty at various forts in Texas until the beginning of the civil war. He distinguished himself in conflicts with Indians, and was advanced to a captaincy on 8 December 1855. During the civil war he served in the southwest, and was wounded at the battle of Wilson's Creek on 10 August, 1861. On 21 September, 1861, he was inspector-general of the Department of the Cumberland and of the Army of the Ohio until 25 August, 1862. During this time he was engaged in the march to Pittsburg Landing in March mid April, 1862, and in the battle of Shiloh on 7 April, when he was brevetted major. He was promoted to a brigadier-generalship of volunteers on 9 September, 1862, became acting major general in command of the Army of Kentucky, engaged in the battle of Perryville on 8 October, 1862, and for his gallantry was brevetted colonel in the regular army. Taking command of the 10th division of the Army of the Ohio, he guarded the Louisville and Nashville railroad through the winter, when he became assistant to the provost marshal at Louisville until 2 June, 1863. He was then commissioned major, and served at various forts until 21 September, 1866, when he was transferred to the 28th infantry. He became lieutenant colonel of the 7th infantry, 8 July, 1868, colonel of the 17th infantry on 19 May, 1881, and was retired from active service on 1 March, 1886.
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