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 Patrick Sarsfield Gilmore

Patrick Sarsfield Gilmore

Ballygar, County Galway, Ireland
Death 24 Sep 1892 (aged 62)
Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Burial Woodside, Queens County, New York, USA
Plot Section 10, plot 15, near the main gate
Memorial ID 8016 · View Source
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Composer, Orchestra Leader. He was known as the "Father of the American Band." He wrote "When Johnny Comes Marching Home" and was Bandmaster for the U.S. Army during the Civil War. After the war, he organized "monster peace jubilees" of thousands of musicians and over 10,000 voices.

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"Father Of The American Band"
"A Musician Of The People" - New York Times




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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Patrick Sarsfield Gilmore (25 Dec 1829–24 Sep 1892), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8016, citing Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, Queens County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .