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Assistant Samuel A. Gilbert died at St. Paul, Minnesota, on the 9th of June, 1868. He was brigadier general by brevet, for active and meritorious services in the field during the recent war; and, as a civilian, was one of the most experienced of the assistants in triangulation and topography. The resolutions passed at a meeting of his associates, a few days after his decease, well express the sterling qualities of the man, as evinced within my own knowledge during the short period of my personal acquaintance with him. In the hope of recovering from the effect of hardships undergone in the military service, Assistant Gilbert left his home and his interesting family at Zanesville, Ohio, and dwelt during the greater part of a year at St. Paul. The cessation from active duty brought some measure of personal comfort, but failed to restore strength to his powerful frame and constitution, which finally wasted in consumption.

At a meeting of the assistants in the Coast Survey, present in Washington, on the 19th of June, 1868, several resolutions in his honor were adopted.


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