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LTC Gilman E. Sleeper

LTC Gilman E. Sleeper

Kingston, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA
Death 22 Oct 1864 (aged 33)
Salem, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA
Burial Salem, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA
Plot Section D Lot 147
Memorial ID 17378418 · View Source
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Lieut. Col. Sleeper served in the 4th NH Reg. Vol. He enlisted on 27 April 1861 as a Captain and was commissioned 07 May 1861 into Company K, 1st NH Inf. at the age of 30. On 09 August 1861 he was mustered out at Concord, New Hampshire. On the day of his mustering out, he re-enlisted and was commissioned to Company C, 4th NH Inf. He was promoted to Lt. Colonel on 16 May 1862 and was discharged on 27 November 1863.

Before enlisting in the service to his country his occupation was that of a shoemaker. In 1856, he and Kimball Poor of Atkinson, started a Waltzing School and in 1859 he was one of three elected to the town office of Auditor in Salem NH.

On 21 March 1852, while a cadet at West Point, he married Sarah Elizabeth Cook.

Gilman and Sarah were the parents of two sons:
George Eddie Sleeper who died at the age of 3 years 10 months.
Charles E. Sleeper who died 16 May 1890 at age 36 years 6 months and 16 days.

They were the grandparents of Charles' two children:
Bertha M. Sleeper who died 18 December 1899 at age 22 years 6 months and 12 days
Grace Lillian Sleeper who died 02 Jan 1900 at the age of 16 years 4 months 2 days

Gilman died at the age of 33 years and 5 months.

Beneath this lowly mound
A tender Husband & Father sleeps

The G.A.R. Post 60 in Salem, NH was named in honor of him.
On 27 January 2007, the Sons of the Union Veterans formed the Gilman E Sleeper Camp #60 and on 24 March 2007, Auxiliary # 60 was formed.

For perhaps the first time since the disbanding of the original GAR post, his grave was decorated and a ceremony honoring him was performed by Camp #60 for Memorial Day 2007.

A heartfelt thank you to Bruce Heald, author of New Hampshire in the Civil War, for allowing Camp #60 to use the photo of Lt. Sleeper.

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  • Maintained by: Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
  • Originally Created by: D. J. Goldman
  • Added: 10 Jan 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17378418
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for LTC Gilman E. Sleeper (10 May 1831–22 Oct 1864), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17378418, citing Pine Grove Cemetery, Salem, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA ; Maintained by Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (contributor 48353502) .