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Gilbert, Milton L.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 19, credited to Cavendish, VT
Unit(s): 7th VT INF
Service: enl 11/20/61, m/i 2/12/62, SGT, Co. G, 7th VT INF, comn 2LT, 3/1/63 (3/26/63), pr 1LT, 10/22/63 (11/19/63), resgd 7/16/65

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VITALS

Birth: abt 1842, Hinsdale, NH
Death: 10/10/1879

Burial: Mount Evergreen Cemetery, Jackson, MI
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 16893094

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Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None

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Mount Evergreen Cemetery, Jackson, MI

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Obituary

Terrible Collision.

At about 1 o'clock Friday morning, Oct. 9, one of the most horrible accidents which ever happened on a railroad in Michigan occurred on the Michigan Central near Michigan Centre. An express train was behind time, and collided with a switch engine,on the main track. The engineer and fireman of the express, and thirteen passengers were killed, and a large number wounded. Through prompt and skillful exertions,it is believed that more of the wounded will die, or be crippled. A rigid examination into the cause and responsibility is being made.The list of killed are Milton Gilbert, Detroit... (more).

Lake County Star (Chase, MI), Oct. 16, 1879

The Michigan Railway Horror.

The Michigan Central railroad has plumed itself for years upon its freedom from accident, but it's time for mourning arrived on the morning of the 10th of October, at 1:20.At that hour the Pacific Express, due in Chicago at 8 a.m., was rounding a curve at Jackson ( Mich.) Junction just east of the last switch at the high bridge east of the junction, when the engineer Milton Gilbert, saw, through the fog, an engine and train but a few rods ahead on the main track. The whistle sounded for brakes, and it is supposed the engine was reversed and all efforts made by engineer and fireman to save their own lives and the mass of living freight behind them; but they do not live to tell the tale. (more).

Source: The True Northerner (Paw Paw. MI), Oct. 17, 1879
Courtesy of Deanna French

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