John Curtis Gilmore
Brigadier General, United States Army
in Connecticut, April 18, 1837. Received LLB degree from the Albany (NY)
Law School. Served throughout the Civil War and was breveted Major, USA,
for "gallant and meritorious service" at Antietam, Lieutenant Colonel,
USA, for the same at Fredericksburg; and was awarded the Medal of Honor
on October 10, 1892 for "distinguished conduct" at the Battle of Salem
Heights, Virginia, May 3, 1863.
He remained in the Army following the Civil War, serving on the Western frontier and served as Chief of Staff to Lieutenant General Nelson A. Miles in both Puerto Rico and Cuba during the Spanish-American War. He was a member of a board of officers who prepared Infantry, Cavalry and Light Artillery Drill Instructions and Manual of Guard.
He died in Washington, DC on December 22, 1922 and was buried in Section One of Arlington National Cemetery.
His wife, Harriet Louise Gilmore, who died in 1917, is buried with him.
His son, John Curtis
Gilmore, Jr., Colonel, United States Army, is buried in an adjacent
GILMORE, JENNIE M D/O JOHN C
GILMORE, JOHN C
Rank and organization: Major, 16th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Salem Heights, Virginia., 3 May 1863. Entered service at: Potsdam, New York. Birth: Canada. Date of issue: 10 October 1892.
Seized the colors of his regiment and gallantly rallied his men under a very severe fire.
Photograph By M. R. Patterson, October 2002
Updated: 29 September 2000 Updated: 14 October 2002 Updated: 15 March 2003 Updated: 3 October 2004