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naval officer.

William Wirt Gilmer, American naval officer. Served on Merrimac and Vulcan in West Indies, Spanish-American War, 1898.

Background

Gilmer, William Wirt was born on May 21, 1863 in at Chatham, Virginia, United States. Son of John and Eliza Williams (Patton) Gilmer.

Education

Graduated from the United States Naval Academy, 1885.

Career

Commissioned ensign United States Navy, July 1, 1887. Lieutenant junior grade, September 4, 1896. Lieutenant, March 3, 1899.

Lieutenant commander, January 1, 1905. Commander, December 23, 1908. Captain, July 1, 1912.

Membership

Served on Merrimac and Vulcan in West Indies, Spanish-American War, 1898. Clubs: Army and Navy (Washington and Manila).

Connections

Married Florence Peterson, of Germantown, Pennsylvania, June 2, 1906.

father:
John Gilmer

mother:
Eliza Williams (Patton) Gilmer

spouse:
Florence Peterson