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J. Gilley

J. Gilley

Federal (USV)


Jobe Gilley

(1833 - 1898)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 27 year old farmer in Daviess County, he mustered as Private, Company E, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by gunshot through the body which entered his chest just above the heart in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at US Army hospitals in Philadelphia, PA and transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps on 24 August 1863 at Philadelphia. He mustered out on 15 November 1865 in Elmira, NY.

References & notes

His service from Brown1 and the Historical Data Systems database; both have him as Job Gilly. Wound and hospital details from Steve Russell's Roster. His gravesite is on Findagrave, source also of his picture, from a photo of unknown provenance provided by Samuel Hillenburg.




02/05/1898; Veale Township, Daviess County, IN; burial in Aikman Creek Cemetery, Washington, IN


1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 593  [AotW citation 18540]