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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1856

Vol. II

(Born Me.)

Jeremiah H. Gilman

(Ap'd Me.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1852, to July 1, 1856, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Artillery, July 1, 1856.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Brown, Tex., 1856‑57; and in garrison

(Second Lieut., 1st Artillery, Oct. 31, 1856)

at Ft. Adams, R. I., 1857‑58, — and Barrancas Barracks, Fla., 1858‑61.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: in Defense

(First Lieut., 1st Artillery, Apr. 27, 1861)

of Ft. Pickens, Fla., Jan. 10 to May 9, 1861;​a in garrison at Ft.

(Captain, 19th Infantry, May 14, 1861)

Hamilton, N. Y., May 25 to July 13, 1861; on Recruiting service, July to Oct., 1861; in command of Battalion in Kentucky, Oct., 1861; as Chief of Artillery, at Camp Nevin, Ky., Oct. 29 to Nov. 25, 1861; as Inspector of Artillery of the Department of the Ohio and Cumberland, Nov. 25, 1861, to Mar. 17, 1863; in Inspecting and Organizing the Artillery of the Army of the Ohio, Nov., 1861, to Mar., 1862; in the Tennessee and Mississippi Campaign as Inspector and Acting Chief of Artillery (Army of the Ohio), Mar. to June, 1862, being engaged in the March to Pittsburg Landing, Ten., Mar.‑Apr., 1862, — Battle of Shiloh,

(Bvt. Major, Apr. 7, 1862,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Shiloh, Ten.)

Apr. 7, 1862, — and Advance upon and Siege of Corinth, Mis., Apr. 10 to May 30, 1862; in Operations in North Alabama, and Movement to Louisville, Ky., June to Sep., 1862; in the Advance into Kentucky, as Chief of Artillery, and Acting Ordnance Officer, Oct., 1862, being engaged in the Battle of Perryville, Oct. 8, 1862; in General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Rosecrans's Tennessee Campaign, as Inspector of Artillery (Army of the Cumberland), Oct. 27, 1862, to Mar. 17, 1863, being engaged in the Battle of Stone River,

(Bvt. Lieut.‑Colonel, Dec. 31, 1862,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Stone River, Ten.)

Dec. 31, 1862, to Jan. 3, 1863; in Inspecting the Subsistence Department

(Captain, Staff — Com. of Subsistence, Feb. 9, 1863)

of the Army of the Cumberland, May to July, 1863; as Chief of Commissariat of the Department of the Susquehanna, Aug., 1863, to Apr., 1864; as Purchasing Commissary of Subsistence at Baltimore, Md., Apr., 1864, to Mar., 1865; as Depot Commissary of Subsistence at Richmond, Va., Apr. to July 2, 1865; and on leave of absence, July 2 to Sep. 1, 1865.

Served: as Purchasing and Depot Commissary at Detroit, Mich., and in general charge of Commissariat in Michigan and Wisconsin, Dec. 2, 1865, to Sep. 28, 1866; on Commissary duty at St. Paul, Min., Oct. 19 to Nov. 8, 1866; as Chief of Commissariat of the Department of Dakota,  p657 Nov. 6, 1866, to Nov. 5, 1873, — and of the Department of Missouri, Nov. 7, 1863 (leave of absence, Oct. 2, 1875, to Jan. 29, 1876), to Nov. 29, 1879; as Assistant in the Commissary General's Office, Washington, D. C., Dec. 7, 1879, to –––––.

Major, Staff — Commissary of Subsistence, Nov. 9, 1884.

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

Military History. — Assistant in Commissary-General's Office, Washington, D. C., Dec. 7, 1879 to Aug. 26, 1892.

(Major, Staff — Commissary of Subsistence, Nov. 9, 1884)

— On leave of absence, Aug. 4, 1888 to Sept. 7, 1888. — On sick leave, July 18 to Oct. 21, 1890. — On leave of absence, July 6 to Aug. 23, 1891. — Chief of Commissariat of the Department of the Missouri, Aug. 29, 1892 to Nov. 11, 1895.

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Staff — Asst. Commissary-General of Subsistence, Oct. 8, 1894)

— On leave of absence, Feb. 15 to April 12, 1895.

Retired from Active Service, he being 64 Years of Age, Nov. 11, 1895.

Vol. V
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. —

(Colonel, Retired, April 23, 1904)

— Residence, New York City.

Died, Aug. 26, 1909, at Manhattan Beach, N. Y.: Aged 78.

Buried, Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, NY.

Thayer's Note:

a The fort, deep in Southern territory, held out for the duration of the war; strategically commanding the Gulf of Mexico. The details of the contest in the early months of the war are interesting: "Civil War Operations in and around Pensacola" (FlaHQ 36:125‑165).

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