Letter from Henry C. Gilbert to his daughter dated October 2, 1863. In this letter, he discusses writing home, camp life, the Battle of Chattanooga, missing his children, and home life.
Military Service Note
Gilbert, Henry C. Coldwater. Entered service in Nineteenth Infantry, at organization, as Colonel, Aug. 8, 1862, at Detroit, for 3 years, age 44. Commissioned Aug. 8, 1862. Mustered Sept. 5, 1862. Died at Chattanooga, Tenn., May 24, 1864, from wounds received in action at Resaca, Ga., May 15, 1864. Buried at Coldwater, Mich.