John E. Gilman Edit Profile
Educational public schools, Quincy and Boston.
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 division, board directors of public instns., Boston, 1883-1901. Commissioner soldiers’ relief department, Boston, since 1901.
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.
Married Mary E. Lynch, November 8, 1870.