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John E. Gilman

John E. Gilman, American Civil War veteran, state agency administrator. Member Post 26 G.A.R., past post commander, department inspector, junior vice-commander, senior vice commander, commander Department Massachusetts, adjutant general, 1904-1905, and commander-in-chief, 1910-1911.

Background

  • Gilman, John E. was born on December 22, 1844 in S. Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of John and Margaret (Crowley) Gilman.

  • Education

    • Educational public schools, Quincy and Boston.

    Career

    • Enlisted in 12th Massachusetts Infantry, August 5, 1862. Participated in battles of Rappahannock Station, Thoroughfare Gap, 2d Bull Run, Chantilly, South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg (lost right arm). Honorary discharge October 28, 1863.

      Massachusetts State government employe, 1864-1883. Employee and later chief settlement div., board directors of public instns., Boston, 1883-1901. Commissioner soldiers’ relief department, Boston, since 1901.

    Membership

    Member Post 26 G.A.R., past post commander, department inspector, junior vice-commander, senior vice commander, commander Department Massachusetts, adjutant general, 1904-1905, and commander-in-chief, 1910-1911.

    Connections

    • Married Mary E. Lynch, November 8, 1870.
    • father: John Gilman
    • mother: Margaret (Crowley) Gilman
    • spouse: Mary E. Lynch
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    Born December 22, 1844
    Died February 21, 1921
    (aged 76)
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