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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1835

Vol. I

(Born S. C.)

Peter C. Gaillard

(Ap'd S. C.)


Born Dec. 29, 1812.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1831, to July 1, 1835, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 1st Infantry, July 1, 1835.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Crawford, Wis., 1835‑36, — and Ft.

(Second Lieut., 1st Infantry, Oct. 29, 1836)

Snelling, Min., 1836‑37; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1837; and in the Florida War, 1837‑38.

Resigned, Apr. 30, 1838.

Civil History. — Cotton Factor, Charleston, S. C., 1841‑61. Brigade Major, South Carolina Militia, 1852‑61.

Joined in the Rebellion of 1861‑66 against the United States.​a

Civil History. — Mayor of Charleston, S. C., 1866‑68. Treasurer of Charleston County, S. C., 1876‑89.

Died, Jan. 11, 1889, at Charleston, S. C.: Aged 76.

Buried, Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, SC.

Thayer's Note:

a As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record. The deficiency is made good on the page at Find-a‑Grave linked to above.

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