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Federal (USV)


John L. Gilmore

(c. 1843 - 1879)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

An 18 year old farmer in Putnam County, he mustered as Private, Company I, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861. He was promoted to Corporal on 7 May 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the hip in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at a hospital in Frederick, MD and returned to duty in December 1862. He was promoted to Sergeant on 28 March 1863 and was detached on recruiting duty from November 1863 into February 1864. He mustered out with his Company on 1 September 1864 in Indianapolis.

References & notes

Service from Brown1 and the Historical Data Systems database, which has him as John S. Gilmore. Hospital detail from the Patient List.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1843


01/13/1879; Brazil, IN; burial in Boone Hutcheson Cemetery, Reelsville, IN


1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 618  [AotW citation 18774]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #151  [AotW citation 18775]