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 Jeremy Francis Gilmer

Jeremy Francis Gilmer

Birth
Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina, USA
Death 1 Dec 1883 (aged 65)
Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA
Burial Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA
Plot Lot 662
Memorial ID 10039 · View Source
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Civil War Confederate Major General. He graduated from West Point in 1839, was commissioned a US Army Engineer officer, constructed fortifications and conducted surveys until 1861, when he resigned in support of the southern cause. In September 1861, he was appointed Major of Engineers in the Confederate Army and served as Chief Engineer on the staff of General A. S. Johnston. He was promoted Colonel of Engineers in 1862 and assigned to the Office of Chief of Engineer Bureau in Richmond, Virginia. In August 1863, he was promoted Major General and ordered to Charleston, South Carolina, to direct the defense of the city. He returned to Richmond in June 1864, where he directed the Engineer Bureau until the end of the War. After the war, he was a director of the Georgia Central Railroad and president of the Savannah Gas Light.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 21 Jun 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10039
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jeremy Francis Gilmer (23 Feb 1818–1 Dec 1883), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10039, citing Laurel Grove Cemetery (North), Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .