John Curtis Gilmore – Brigadier General, United States Army

Born 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 gravesite.

GILMORE, HARRIET LOUISE W/O GILMORE, JOHN C

  • DATE OF DEATH: 12/25/1917
  • DATE OF INTERMENT: Unknown
  • BURIED AT: SECTION W DIV  SITE LOT 269
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
  • WIFE OF JC GILMORE – BRIG GEN USA RET

GILMORE, JENNIE M D/O JOHN C

  • DATE OF DEATH: 01/23/1923
  • DATE OF INTERMENT: Unknown
  • BURIED AT: SECTION W. C.  SITE LOT 269
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
  • DAUGHTER OF JC GILMORE – BRIG GEN U S ARMY

GILMORE, JOHN C
BRIG GEN USA RET

  • VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
  • DATE OF DEATH: 12/22/1922
  • DATE OF INTERMENT: Unknown
  • BURIED AT: SECTION WW  SITE LOT 269
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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.

Citation:

Seized the colors of his regiment and gallantly rallied his men under a very severe fire.

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