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Confederate (CSV)


John Taylor Gilmore

(1835 - 1875)

Home State: Mississippi

Education: U of North Carolina (1857), Jefferson Medical College

Branch of Service: Medical

Unit: McLaws' Division

Before Sharpsburg

After medical school he studied in Paris then began a practice in Oktibbeha County, MS. He was commissioned Surgeon, 13th Mississippi Infantry about 1 April 1861. He was assigned as Brigade Surgeon to Generals Griffith, Barksdale, and Humphries, then the Division of General McLaws, dates not given.

On the Campaign

He was Chief Surgeon of the Division on the Maryland Campaign.

The rest of the War

He resigned from field service in 1864 and was assigned to the military hospital at Greenville, SC to the end of the war.

After the War

He returned to his practice in Mississippi briefly, then moved to Mobile, AL. In 1867 he was chair of anatomy and in 1870 appointed professor of surgery at the Medical College of Alabama. He died at the home of his father-in-law Milton Brown, relatively young, of pulmonary consumption (tuberculosis) in 1875, not yet 40 years old.

References & notes

Service from his Compiled Military Service Records via the Historical Data Systems database. Details from a sketch in Brant & Fuller's Memorial Record of Alabama (Vol. 2, 1893) and family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Elizabeth "Lizzy" Jane Brown (1840-1908) of Jackson, TN on 26 July 1865. They had 4 children together; the last, daughter Mary, was born in January 1875 but died as an infant.


12/07/1835; Lowndes County, MS


09/19/1875; Jackson, TN; burial in Riverside Cemetery, Jackson, TN