Son of Henry C. Gaylord and Harriette Parshall. John A. joined Company C of the Michigan 5th Cavalry Volunteer regiment on 27 Aug 1862. This unit was part of the famed Michigan Brigade and was commanded for a time by Brigadier General George Armstrong Custer. The regiment was involved in the following engagements: Battle of Winchester, Battle of Cedar Mountain, Battle of Second Bull Run, Battle of Gettysburg, Kilpatrick's Raid on Richmond, Battle of the Wilderness, Battle of Yellow Tavern, Battle of Cedar Creek, Battle of Five Forks and Appomattox. John mustered out on 5 Jul 1865.
He married Eliza Mary Robinson on 19 Jun 1872 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan. They had a daughter, Julia L. born in 1874. After being involved in so many battles during the Civil War, John died of consumption at the young age of 34.
Henry C. Gaylord (1811 - 1854)
Harriette Parshall Gaylord (1812 - 1897)
Eliza Mary Robinson Gaylord (1845 - 1920)
John A. Gaylord
Corp Co C 5 Mich Cav
Created by: D. Gould Hall
Record added: Mar 07, 2010
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