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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