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Born in Northampton Region, Pennsylvania on 18 November 1834, Edwin Gilbert was a son of Julia (Troxell) Gilbert (1807-1876) and Bill H. Gilbert (1805-1862), a New Shirt indigenous who operated a routine and obtained tolls at Biery's Bridge following moving to Pennsylvania.

In 1850, he existed in Lehigh Township, Northampton Region, Pennsylvania along with his parents and younger cousin, Helena (born some time about 1833). There, he helped to guide his household on a laborer's wages.

Prior to the decade was out, Edwin Gilbert had wed Ellen Caroline Tombler (1831-1914). An indigenous of Catasauqua in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, she was a girl of Daniel Tombler (1796-1841) and Catharine (Hartzell) Tombler (1797-1852).

On 31 January 1856, Edwin and Ellen welcomed girl Rebecca Gilbert (1856-1914) to the world. (Rebecca went on to wed Nathan Bartholomew in 1881.)

Daughter Brian Bill Gilbert (1857-1916) followed on 28 September 1857, and still another daughter, Alice C. Gilbert (1859-1932) appeared on 25 September 1859. (David went on to wed Annie Frey in 1880. Alice committed Sylvester Minich.)

Leader Gilbert's namesake, daughter Edwin, was created some time about 1861, later wed Lillian, and died at the Episcopal Clinic in Philadelphia in 1942.

Civil Conflict Military Support

Edwin Gilbert enrolled for military company at age 27 on 21 May 1861 at Catasauqua, Lehigh County and mustered in at Camp Curtin in Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania on 30 May as a Corporal with Company F, 47th Program, Pennsylvania Offer Infantry. Military files during the time identified him as a carpenter who was 5'6" large with brown hair, gentle eyes and a gentle complexion.

Whilst the days of his early promotions up through the ranks from Corporal to 1st Sergeant remain unclear, what is specific is that Edwin Gilbert re-enlisted for an additional three-year expression of company on 19 April 1863 while stationed with his company at Fort Jefferson in the Dried Tortugas, Florida. Following distinguishing himself in fight, he was then offered from the rank of 1st Sergeant to Leader on 1 January 1865.

The 1890 U.S. Experts'Routine observed he suffered sunstroke at some point while helping with the 47th Pennsylvania Volunteers, and that it was a critical enough episode that he was still categorized as a veteran with an impairment almost three decades later.

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