Gilbert is listed as a runaway male slave age 14 belonging to James M. Willcox who left in July 1862. Undated report filed pursuant to Act of March 28, 1863 by Francis W. Ware, Charles City Commissioner of Revenue, Auditor of Public Accounts: Runaway and Escaped Slaves, Receipts and Reports, 1863, Library of Virginia Archives. Surname is supplied by U.S. Navy enlistment in the James River on 06 AUG 1862 of a 14 year-old GILBERT MAIN who listed his place of birth as Buckland, Va. African Americn Sailors in U.S. Navy – NPS data base.