★ ★  Gillmore, Quincy A.

Quincy Adams Gillmore

Born: February 28, 1825

Birthplace: Lorian County, Ohio
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Father: Quartus Gillmore 1790 – 1869
(Buried: Cleveland Street Cemetery, Amherst, Ohio)​

Mother: Elizabeth “Betsy” Reid 1797 – 1876
(Buried: Cleveland Street Cemetery, Amherst, Ohio)​

Wife: Mary Isabella O’Maher 1821 – 1861
(Buried: U.S. Military Academy Post Cemetery, West Point, New York)​

Children:

Major Quincy O’Maher Gillmore 1850 – 1923​
(Buried: U.S. Military Academy Post Cemetery, West Point, New York)​
Louisa Elizabeth Gillmore 1853 – 1854​
(Buried: U.S. Military Academy Post Cemetery, West Point, New York)​
William Budd Gillmore 1854 – 1916​
(Buried: Holy Name Cemetery, Jersey City, New Jersey)​

Education:

1849: Graduated from West Point Military Academy – (1st in class)​

Occupation before War:

1849 – 1853: Brevet 2nd Lt. United States Army, Corps of Engineers​
1852 – 1856: Assistant Instructor Practical Engineering at West Point​
1853 – 1856: 2nd Lt. United States Army, Corps of Engineers​
1855 – 1856: Treasurer at West Point Military Academy​
1855 – 1856: Quartermaster at West Point Military Academy​
Designed a new riding school at West Point Military Academy​
1856 – 1861: 1st Lt. United States Army, Corps of Engineers​
1856: Assistant Engineer at Fort Monroe for Construction​

Civil War Career:

1861 – 1863: Captain, United States Army, Corps of Engineers​
1861 – 1862: Chief Engineer for Port Royal Expeditionary Corps​
1861 – 1862: Served in the construction of Fort on Hilton Head Island​
1862: Chief Engineer for the Siege of Fort Pulaski, Georgia​
1862: Brevetted Lt. Colonel for Gallantry at Capture of Fort Pulaski​
1862: Suffered from the effects of Malaria and went on leave​
1862: Assisted Governor of New York in sending troops for Union​
1862 – 1863: Brigadier General, Union Army Volunteers​
1862: Commander of Union Army Division in Covington, Kentucky​
1862: Commander of Union Army District of Western Virginia​
1862 – 1863: Commander, 1st Division Army of Kentucky​
1863: Suffered from Bronchitis and went on sick leave​
1863: Commander, Union Army District of Central Kentucky​
1863: Commander, Union Army Forces at Battle of Somerset, Kentucky​
1863: Brevetted Colonel for Gallantry at Battle of Somerset, Kentucky
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1863 – 1864: Union Army Commander, Department of the South​
1863 – 1874: Major, United States Army Corps of Engineers​
1863 – 1865: Major Genera,l Union Army Volunteers​
1863 – 1864: Union Army Commander, 10th Army Corps​
1863: Commander of Union Operations in Charleston, South Carolina, Morris Island​
1863: Commander for Union Bombardment of Fort Sumter, South Carolina​
1863: Commander of Union Army Forces at Fort Wagner, South Carolina​
1864: Commander of 10th Army Corps on the James River​
1864: Served in the Battles of Swift Creek and Chester Station​
1864: Served in the Battle of Drury’s Bluff, Virginia​
1864: Served in the Defenses of Bermuda Hundred​
1864: Commander of two divisions in Defense of Washington, D.C.​
1864: Injured in the left ankle joint when he fell on his horse July 14th
1864: President of Board for testing Ames Wrought Iron Cannon​
1864 – 1865: Served on tour of Inspections from Illinois to Florida​
1865: Brevetted Brig. General for Gallantry at Fort Wagner, South Carolina​
1865: Brevetted Major General for Gallantry at Morris Island, South Carolina​
1865: Resigned as Major General in the Union Army on Dec. 5th

Occupation after War:

1863 – 1874: Major, United States Army, Corps of Engineers​
1865 – 1866: Chief Engineer of 3rd​ Division of the Engineer Bureau​
1866 – 1867: Member of Special Board of Engineers for Iron Forts​
1866: Member of Board for Examining and improving D.C. Canal​
1866 – 1869: Superintendent of Fortifications on Staten Island, New York​
1869 – 1882: Superintendent of Coast Defenses on Cape Fear River​
1870 – 1882: Superintendent of Fortifications on Staten Island, New York​
1870 – 1882: Superintendent Engineer Surveys N.C, S.C., GA and Fla.​
1871 – 1882: Superintendent Engineer Charleston Harbor, South Carolina​
1871: Member of Board for testing Captain King’s Depressing Carriage​
1874 – 1883: Lt. Colonel United States Army Corps of Engineers​
1876 – 1877: Member of Board for Improvement of Pennsylvania Ave.​
1876 – 1878: Member Board for Foundation Washington Monument​
1879 – 1882: President of Mississippi River Commission​
1883 – 1888: Colonel United States Army Corps of Engineers​
1883 – 1884: Superintendent of Fortifications on Staten Island, New York​
1883 – 1884: Superintendent of Coast Defenses on Cape Fear River​
1883 – 1888: Superintendent Engineer Charleston Harbor, South Carolina​
1884 – 1888: President of Mississippi River Commission​
1886 – 1888: Member Board of Visitors Engineer School Willet’s Point​

Died: April 7, 1888

Place of Death: Brooklyn, New York

Cause of Death: Uremia and Bright’s disease (he suffered 8 yrs. From)

Age at time of Death: 63 years old

Burial Place: U.S. Military Academy Post Cemetery, West Point, New York
 
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I haven't read all on the affair of being court-martialed in 1864. I think he was to go to Ft. Monroe on hold, where General Grant laid aside the complaint against him, desiring a personal interview. From the continuance of rank advancements, it seems the complaint was squelched.
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