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Jeremy Francis Gilmer

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Born: February 23, 1818

Birth Place: Guliford County, North Carolina

Father: Robert Shaw Gilmer Sr. 1770 – 1845
(Buried: Alamance Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, North Carolina)​

Mother: Anna Forbes 1786 – 1861
(Buried: Alamance Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, North Carolina)​

Wife: Louisa Frederica Alexander 1824 – 1895
(Buried: North Laurel Grover Cemetery, Savannah, Georgia)​

Children:

Louise Porter Gilmer Minis 1852 – 1921​
(Buried: North Laurel Grove Cemetery, Savannah, Georgia)​
Henry H. Gilmer 1854 – 1919​
(Buried: North Laurel Grove Cemetery, Savannah, Georgia)​

Education:

1839: Graduated from West Point Military Academy – (4th in class)​

Occupation before War:

1839 – 1845: 2nd Lt. in United States Army, Corps of Engineers​
1839 – 1840: Assistant Engineering Professor at West Point​
1845 – 1853: 1st Lt. in United States Army, Corps of Engineers​
1853 – 1861: Captain in United States Army, Corps of Engineers​
1861: Resigned from United States Army on June 29th​

Civil War Career:

1861: Major in Confederate Army, Engineers​
1862: Lt. Colonel & Chief Engineer to General Albert Sidney Johnston​
1862: Severely Wounded during the battle of Shiloh​
1862 – 1863: Brigadier General in Confederate Army Engineers​
1862 – 1863: Chief Engineer for Department of Northern Virginia​
1863 – 1865: Major General in Confederate Army Engineers​
1863 – 1865: Chief of Confederate Bureau of Engineering​
1863: Helped oversee the Defense of Charleston, South Carolina​
1864: Helped improve the Defenses of Mobile, Alabama
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Occupation after War:

1867 – 1883: President & Engineer of Savannah Gas Company​
Director of Georgia Central Railroad Company​
1873 – 1876: Trustee for Independent Presbyterian Church​

Died: December 1, 1883

Place of Death: Savannah, Georgia

Age at time of Death:
65 years old

Cause of Death: Valvular disease of the heart

Burial Place: North Laurel Grove Cemetery, Savannah, Georgia

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DaveBrt

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Jeremy Francis Gilmer
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Born: February 23, 1818

Birth Place: Guliford County North Carolina

Father: Robert Shaw Gilmer Sr. 1770 – 1845
(Buried: Alamance Presbyterian Church Greensboro North Carolina)​

Mother: Anna Forbes 1786 – 1861
(Buried: Alamance Presbyterian Church Greensboro North Carolina)​

Wife: Louisa Frederica Alexander 1824 – 1895
(Buried: North Laurel Grover Cemetery Savannah Georgia)​

Children:

Louise Porter Gilmer Minis 1852 – 1921​
(Buried: North Laurel Grove Cemetery Savannah Georgia)​
Henry H. Gilmer 1854 – 1919​
(Buried: North Laurel Grove Cemetery Savannah Georgia)​

Education:

1839: Graduated from West Point Military Academy – (4th in class)​

Occupation before War:

1839 – 1845: 2nd Lt. in United States Army Corps of Engineers​
1839 – 1840: Assistant Engineering Professor at West Point​
1845 – 1853: 1st Lt. in United States Army Corps of Engineers​
1853 – 1861: Captain in United States Army Corps of Engineers​
1861: Resigned from United States Army on June 29th​

Civil War Career:

1861: Major in Confederate Army Engineers​
1862: Lt. Colonel & Chief Engineer to General Albert Sidney Johnston​
1862: Severely Wounded during the battle of Shiloh​
1862 – 1863: Brigadier General in Confederate Army Engineers​
1862 – 1863: Chief Engineer for Department of Northern Virginia​
1863 – 1865: Major General in Confederate Army Engineers​
1863 – 1865: Chief of Confederate Bureau of Engineering​
1863: Helped oversee the Defense of Charleston South Carolina​
1864: Helped improve the Defenses of Mobile Alabama​

Occupation after War:
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1867 – 1883: President & Engineer of Savannah Gas Company​
Director of Georgia Central Railroad Company​
1873 – 1876: Trustee for Independent Presbyterian Church​

Died: December 1, 1883

Place of Death: Savannah Georgia

Age at time of Death:
65 years old

Cause of Death: Valvular disease of the heart

Burial Place: North Laurel Grove Cemetery Savannah Georgia

Glad to see Gilmer included in your biographies. Gilmer did more that just "assist" in the defense of Charleston -- he was sent as Second in Command to Beauregard. Beauregard sent him to Savannah to command there for several months before he returned to Charleston. During his entire time in Charleston and Savannah, he continued to run the Engineer Bureau through frequent letters with his senior Richmond Engineer, Major/Lt Col. A. L. Rives.
 

gentlemanrob

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Glad to see Gilmer included in your biographies. Gilmer did more that just "assist" in the defense of Charleston -- he was sent as Second in Command to Beauregard. Beauregard sent him to Savannah to command there for several months before he returned to Charleston. During his entire time in Charleston and Savannah, he continued to run the Engineer Bureau through frequent letters with his senior Richmond Engineer, Major/Lt Col. A. L. Rives.

I have visited over 500 officers graves so you would be surprised how many is yet to come. I am almost done in VA, TN, SC, and GA. I also visited the one cemetery you can only visit on certain days in New Orleans. I do profiles for every officer I have ever visited and always appreciate feed back.
 

DaveBrt

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I have visited over 500 officers graves so you would be surprised how many is yet to come. I am almost done in VA, TN, SC, and GA. I also visited the one cemetery you can only visit on certain days in New Orleans. I do profiles for every officer I have ever visited and always appreciate feed back.
About ten days ago, I posted the below link to my web site. Included are about 30 Confederate military officers. Please feel free to use the data I have posted in making your bios.

Biographies of Confederate Railroaders
 
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