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army officer

Quincy Adams Gillmore, American army officer.

Background

Gillmore, Quincy Adams was born on February 28, 1825 in Black River, Ohio, United States. Son of Quartus and Elizabeth (Reid) Gillmore.

Education

Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1849.

Career

Commissioned Second lieutenant engrs. United States Army, 1849, First lieutenant, 1856, captain, 1861. Chief engineer Port Royal expedition.

Brevetted lieutenant colonel for services during capture of Fort Pulaski, 1862. Commissioned brigadier general United States Volunteers, 1862, major general, 1863. Brevetted colonel United States Army for gallantry, 1863.

Commanded 10th Army Corps, then Department of South. Wounded during defense of Washington (District of Columbia), 1864. President of the board to test wrought iron cannon.

Brevetted brigadier general and major general United States Army for bravery. President Mississippi River Commission Author various engineering works including: Practical Treatise on Limes, Hydraulic Elements and Mortars, 1863. Report on Experiments with the Seely and Bethell Processes for the Preservation of Timber, 1879.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author various engineering works including: Practical Treatise on Limes, Hydraulic Elements and Mortars, 1863. Report on Experiments with the Seely and Bethell Processes for the Preservation of Timber, 1879.

Connections

Married Mary O’Maher, 1849. Married second, Mistress.

father:
Quartus Gillmore

mother:
Elizabeth (Reid) Gillmore

spouses:
Mary O’Maher

Mistress