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Alvan Cullom Gillem
Birth: Jul. 29, 1830
Death: Dec. 2, 1875

Civil War Union Brevet Major General. In 1851, he graduated from West Point, was commissioned an officer in the 1st US artillery and participated in the war against the Seminoles in Florida. When the Civil War erupted, he was assigned artillery quartermaster for the Army of the Ohio in the Tennessee Campaign, being engaged at Shiloh and in the Siege of Corinth. He was appointed Colonel Provost Marshal for the 10th Tennessee Volunteers in May 1862 and commanded a brigade in the Tennessee operations during the first half of 1863. In August 1863, he was promoted Brigadier General and commanded the troops guarding the Nashville and Northwestern railroad until August, 1864. In 1865, he commanded cavalry troops in east Tennessee, participated in the capture of Salisbury, North Carolina and was brevetted Major General of US Volunteers. After the war he remained in the Regular Army as a Colonel, commanded the District of Mississippi in 1867 and served on the Texas frontier. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Family links: 
  Samuel J Gillem (1800 - 1875)
  Rutha Harper Gillem (1820 - 1907)
  Margaret A. Jones Gillem (1839 - 1878)*
  Jennie J. Gillem Donnell (1859 - 1884)*
  Carrie Sinclair Gillem McMillan (1863 - 1944)*
  Alvin C Gillem (1865 - 1935)*
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Mount Olivet Cemetery
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA
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Record added: Oct 26, 2001
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