★  Gamble, William

William Gamble

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January 1, 1818

Birthplace: Lisnarick County, Fermanagh, Ireland

Father: Joseph Gamble 1788 – 1846

Mother: Martha Osborne 1788 – 1844

Wife: Sophia Fredreka Steingrandt 1821 – 1895
(Buried: Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois)​


Louise Doretta Gamble Huntoon 1842 – 1926​
(Buried: Rosehill Cemetery and Mausoleum, Chicago, Illinois)​
Mary A. Gamble 1850 – 1912​
(Buried: Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois)​
Hugo L. “Hugh” Gamble 1860 – 1915​
(Buried: Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois)​


Studied Civil Engineering in England​

Occupation before War:

Employee of Queen of England’s Surveying Office​
Participated in the Northern Ireland Survey​
1838: Immigrated to the United States from Ireland​
1838 – 1843: Served in the United States Army, rising to Sgt. Major
Civil Engineer for the Chicago, Illinois Board of Public Works​

Civil War Career:

1861 – 1862: Lt. Colonel of 8th Illinois Cavalry Regiment​
1862: Wounded in the chest during the Virginia Peninsula Campaign​
1862 – 1865: Colonel of 8th Illinois Cavalry Regiment​
1863: On medical leave during the Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia​
1863: Cavalry Brigade Commander at the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania​
1863 – 1865: Cavalry Commander Union Army Dept. of Washington​
1863 – 1865: Served in the Defenses of Washington, D.C.​
Commander of Camp Stoneman Cavalry Remount Station​
His soldiers often served against John Mosby’s partisan rangers​
1864: Brevetted to the rank of Brigadier General in Union Army​
1865 – 1866: Brigadier General of Union Army Volunteers Cavalry​
1866: Mustered out of Volunteer service on March 13th

Occupation after War:

1866: Major in United States Army 8th Cavalry Regiment​

December 30, 1866

Place of Death: Virgin Bay, Nicaragua

Cause of Death: Cholera

Age at time of Death: 48 years old

Burial Place: Virgin Grove Cemetery, Virgin Bay, Nicaragua
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