Log In

John E. Gilman

Civil War veteran , state agency administrator

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