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Federal (USV)


John Curtis Gilmore

(1837 - 1922)

Home State: New York

Education: Albany (NY) Law School

Command Billet: Company Commander

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 16th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

He enrolled May 15, 1861, as Captain, Company F, 16th New York Infantry.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to Major shortly after the Battle, 29 September 1862. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for actions at Salem Heights, Va, as he rallied his men under a very severe fire". He was honorably mustered out of service at expiration of term 22 May 1863. He was appointed Lt. Colonel of the 193rd NY Infantry in March 1865, and again mustered out in January 1866. He was cited by Brevet for bravery during the war at Antietam and Fredericksburg.

After the War

He accepted a commission in the Regular US Army as 2nd Lieutenant in the12th Infantry in May 1866, and was promoted Captain of the 38th Infantry in January 1867. He served in the Army in the West and Spansih American War (as Chief of Staff to Gen N. A. Miles), rising to the rank of Brigadier General of Volunteers by 1898, and Colonel USA. He retired from the service on 18 April 1901

References & notes

Source: Heitman, Francis Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army 1789-1903, Washington, US Government Printing Office, 1903.


4/18/1837 in CANADA


12/22/1922; Washington, DC; burial in Arlington National Cemetery, VA