Sunday, October 19, 2014

Captain Evangelist James Gillmore.

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Evangelist James Gillmore.

Birth: May 8, 1835, Darien, Genesee County, New York.
Death: June, 1864.

Father Benjamin P. Gillmore, ( 1809 - 1862 ).

Wife: Elizabeth Rowling Gillmore, ( 1836 - 1882 ).

Burial: Avon Center Cemetery, Grayslae, Lake County, Illinois.

Ninety-Sixth Illinois Infantry, Regimental History.

Captain Evangelist J. Gillmore. Age 26 ; born in New York ; farmer  and teacher ; enlisted from Avon ; appointed First Sergeant at the organization of the Company ; promoted to Second Lieutenant Jan. 6, 1863,  and to First Lieutenant Feb. 17, 1863, and to Captain Jan. 8, 18(14 ; at the  battle of Kenesaw Mountain, Georgia, June 20, 1864, he was mortally  wounded while attempting to retake the breastworks from which the 35th  Indiana had been driven, being shot three times, and dying three days later, beloved and regretted by his associates of whatever rank. His body was, by special order of the Department Commander, taken to his  former home at Avon Center, Lake County, Ill., for interment.

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