Henry R. Gamble was from Moorefield in western Virginia and a member of prominent slave-owning family in the town. He entered Dickinson College in the fall of 1857 as part of the class of 1861. He was a member of the Union Philosophical Society, but withdrew from the College before graduation to enlist in the service of the Confederate States at the outbreak of the Civil War. He served in the 12th Virginia. Gamble died at Beverly, West Virginia in 1864.
John Osborne and James W. Gerencser, eds., “ Henry R. Gamble,” Dickinson Chronicles, http://chronicles.dickinson.edu/encyclo/g/ed_gambleH.htm.