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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1885

Vol. III

(Born Pa.)

Edward R. Gilman​1

(Ap'd Me.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1881, to June 14, 1885, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 5th Infantry, June 14, 1885.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Keogh, Mon., Sep. 30, 1885, to Apr. 20, 1887; and on leave of absence, to Jan. 5, 1888.

Resigned, Jan. 5, 1888.

Civil History. — Unknown, nothing authentic having been received.

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

Civil History. — Unknown.

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

Civil History. — Unknown, no information having been received; is in business in Brooklyn, N. Y.

Vol. VI
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Edward Robinson Gilman, Born Oct. 18, 1863.)

Military History. —

Second Lieut., 5th Infantry, June 14, 1885.

Resigned, Jan. 5, 1888.

Civil History. — At St. Paul, Minn., business representative of the Thompson-Houston Electric Co., 1888‑1891; at Chicago, Ill., organized the Great Western Electric Supply Co. of which he was President and General Manager, 1891‑1893; at New York City, connected with Merriam Publishing Co.; reorganized the Iron-Clad Manufacturing Co. of Brooklyn, N. Y., 1899, and became General Manager of same in 1900; General Manager of American Steel Barrel Co. to 1911.

Died, Feb. 9, 1911, at Sheepshead Bay, N. Y.: Aged 47.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1911.

Buried, Kensico, NY.​a

The Author's Note:

1 Son of Bvt. Lieut.‑Colonel Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Jeremiah H. Gilman, Class of 1856.

Thayer's Note:

a Lt. Gilman's burial place is from his AOG obituary. The town of Kensico no longer exists, having been submerged under the waters of the lake created by Kensico Dam completed shortly after his death; but the cemetery, which was on the outskirts of town, remains: it is in Valhalla, NY.

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