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Civil War Soldiers - Gilmer

GILMER, J. F., Virginia.
Lieutenant colonel, Corps of Engineers, C. S. A., 1861.
Brigadier general, P. A. C. S., 1862.
Major general, P. A. C. S., August 16, 1863.
Died December 1, 1883.

January 29, 1862, Chief Engineer in Department No. 2. Chief Engineer Department of Northern Virginia, August 4, 1862. October 4, assigned to duty as Chief of Engineer Bureau. 1863. Assigned to duty in connection with the defense of Charleston and announced as second in command of Department of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. February 23, 1864, assigned temporary and special service in District of the Gulf, Department of Tennessee. April 2, relieved from duty in Department of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida, and ordered to resume his duties as Chief of the Bureau of Engineers.

Gilmer, Jeremy Francis, born in North Carolina, appointed from North Carolina cadet United States Military Academy, July 1, 1835; graduated fourth in class of thirty-one.
Second lieutenant, engineers, July 1, 1839.
First lieutenant, December 29, 1845.
Captain, July 1, 1853.
Resigned June 26, 1861.

Source: Military Records of General Officers of the Confederate States of America, by Charles B. Hall, 1898

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