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Gilmore, Henry

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 29, credited to St. Albans, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT INF, 17th VT INF
Service: enl 5/2/61, m/i 5/9/61, 1SGT, Co. C, 1st VT INF, m/o 8/15/61; comn 2LT, Co. A, 17th VT INF, 11/12/63 (4/17/64), pr 1LT, and CPT, 8/22/64 (9/27/64), wdd, Spotsylvania, 5/12/64, m/o 5/13/65

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VITALS

Birth: 1832, Swanton, VT
Death: 1885-1891

Burial: St. Albans Bay Cemetery, St. Albans, VT
Marker/Plot: 16
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 198043941

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 12/26/1865
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: Service pre-Civil War: "Gilmore, Henry, 21, blue, black dark, 5'6" b. Swanton Vermont, farmer, enl. 2/2/52, by Maj. Johnson, in 3rd US INF, Co. G, m/o 2/2/57, Santa Fe, NM"

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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

St. Albans Bay Cemetery, St. Albans, VT

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Medical Record

CASE. - Lieutenant Henry Gilmore, Co. A, 17th Vermont Volunteers, aged 32 years, received, at the battle of Spottsylvania?, Virginia, May 12th, 1864, a gunshot flesh wound of the head. He was treated in a field hospital until May 19th, when he was sent to the Campbell Hospital, Washington, D. C. On admission, the wound was in a bad condition; the temporal bone was exposed to view, and the tissues were sloughing and inclined to gangrene. On May 21st, hæmorrhage occurred from the temporal artery. Acting Assistant Surgeon F. W. Kelly, ligated the artery in its continuity. No untoward symptoms occurred. On August 15th, Lieutenant Gilmore was transferred to the Officers' Hospital, at Annapolis, Maryland, and, on September 6th, 1864, he was returned to duty. Surgeon A. F. Sheldon, U.S.V., records the case.

Joseph K. Barnes, The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion. (1861-65), Part 1, Volume 2 (Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1870), pp. 81-82.

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