Sunday, May 27, 2012

In Memory... Albert D. Gibler

At just 19 years old, Albert Delbert Gibler enlisted to serve in the Union Army on August 15, 1862. He lived in Leon, Decatur County, Iowa, the son of James David and Sarah Margaret (Sams) Gibler. He was my husband's second great-granduncle.

Albert was enlisted as a private in Company I, Iowa 34th Infantry Regiment on October 15, 1862, when it was mustered in. Below is a record from the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors website outlining the service of his unit.

"Organized at Burlington and mustered in October 15, 1862... SERVICE.-Sherman's Yazoo Expedition December 22, 1862, to January 2, 1863. Chickasaw Bayou December 26-28, 1862. Chickasaw Bluffs December 29. Expedition to Arkansas Post, Ark., January 3-10, 1863. Assault on and capture of Fort Hindman, Arkansas Post, January 10-11. Moved to Chicago, Ill., with prisoners January 17-February 5. At St. Louis, Mo., till April 1. Guard prisoners to City Point, Va., April 1-20. Moved to Pilot Knob, Mo., and duty there till June 3. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., June 3-10. Siege of Vicksburg June 10-July 4. Expedition to Yazoo City July 12-21. Occupation of Yazoo City July 14. Moved to Port Hudson, ..."
Siege of Vicksburg by Kurz & Allison
By Kurz & Allison [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

According to a family history, Albert died "of a chill of the brain in an army hospital." His service record says he died of disease on July 27, 1863, at Port Hudson, Louisiana. I add Albert to the list of brave souls to be honored and remembered for their service to our great nation.

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