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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1872

Vol. III
p189
2423

(Born N. H.)

Benjamin H. Gilman

(Ap'd Ill.)

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(Benjamin Hidden Gilman, Born 1850.)a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1868, to June 14, 1872, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 13th Infantry, June 14, 1872.

Served: on frontier duty at Camp Douglas, Utah, Sep. 30, 1872, to Mar. 31, 1874 (leave of absence, May 6 to June 6, 1873), — Ft. Fred Steele, Wy., Apr. 1 to May 2, 1874, — and Camp Robinson, Neb., May 28 to Oct. 11, 1874; in garrison at New Orleans, La., Oct. 23, 1874, to July 24, 1875, — Mississippi City, to Aug. 17, 1875, — Holly Springs, Mis., Aug. 19 to Nov. 16, 1875, — New Orleans, La., to July 17, 1876, — Lewisburg, La., to Oct. 17, 1876 (sick leave of absence, Oct. 17 to Dec. 31, 1876), — New Orleans, La., to May 25, 1877, — Baton Rouge, La., to July 25, 1877 (suppressing Railroad Disturbances in Pennsylvania, to Oct. 31, 1877), — Jackson Barracks, La., Nov. 5 to Dec. 31, 1877 (Acting Regimental Adjutant at Baton Rouge, La., Oct. 28 to Dec. 31, 1877), — and Baton Rouge, La., Dec. 31, 1877, to June 16, 1878; on Signal

(First Lieut., 13th Infantry, June 13, 1878)

duty at Ft. Whipple, Va., June 24, 1878 (inspecting Signal Stations, Jan. 29 to Oct. 13, 1879), to Oct. 24, 1881; on frontier duty at Ft. Wingate, N. M., to June 1, 1888, — and Ft. Supply, I. T., to Nov. 14, 1889; as Regimental Quartermaster, Sep. 1, 1886, to Nov. 15, 1889; and on duty at Ft. Leavenworth Military Prison, Kan., to ––––

Vol. IV
p218
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., Executive Officer Military Prison, 1889 to 1893.

(Captain of Infantry, 13th Infantry, Feb. 24, 1891)

— With his regiment at various stations in New Mexico, Indian Territory, and Fort Columbus, N. Y., to April, 1898. — At Tampa, Fla., to June, 1898. — In the Santiago campaign, Cuba, to July 18 (in command of a battalion of the 13th Infantry to July 18). — At Governor's Island, N. Y., July 24 until he

Died July 26, 1898, at Governor's Island, N. Y.: Aged 48.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1899, for an obituary notice.

Buried, West Point Cemetery, West Point, NY.


Thayer's Note:

a Capt. Gilman's middle name and year of birth are from his tombstone (q.v.).


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