Robert S Gore

BirthNov. 10, 1844
DeathJuly 3, 1941
CemeteryFt. Mcpherson (Maxwell)
PostKeyes (Lebanon)
Unit48th Illinois Infantry, Company D

Private Robert S. Gore

Company D, 48th Illinois Infantry

Gore was born in Kentucky. Two sources indicate that Gore was born on November 10, 1833. Illinois enlistment records reflect that Gore was 20 years old in 1864. That date would indicate that he was born in 1843.

Gore was living in Nashville (Washington County), Illinois when he enlisted for 3 years on February 18, 1864. He was mustered on March 7, 1864. Gore served 17 months and was mustered out on August 15, 1865 at Little Rock , Arkansas.

The 48th Illinois Infantry was part of General Sherman’s “March to the Sea” in November and December, 1864. Gore would have joined the regiment after that historic event and would probably have participated in the Campaign of the Carolinas. Sherman’s forces moved through South and North Carolina during January through April, 1865. Other battles and events during his tour of duty include:

Battle of Bentonville (NC) (March 20-21, 1865).

At the Bennett House (Raleigh NC) when General Johnston surrendered the Army of Tennessee (April 26, 1865).

Grand Review of the Troops (Washington DC) (May 24, 1865).

Gore died on July 3, 1941. Based on a birth date of 1843, he was probably 98 years old. He is buried in the Fort McPherson National Cemetery in Maxwell (Lincoln County), Nebraska. He was the last member of the Keyes Post (#297) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Lebanon, Nebraska.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.