Gill, Thomas N.
Age: 0, credited to Unknown
Unit(s): 31st MS INF
Service: 31st MS INF (CSA) [College: UVM 60]
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Birth: 09/18/1836, Gill Springs, AL
Burial: Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans, LA
Marker/Plot: Section 85
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 70632861
Alias?: Allen, Robert Nathaniel
College?: UVM 60
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Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans, LA
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Thomas N. Gill, a member of the University of Vermont Class of 1860, served in the 31st Mississippi Infantry. Resided, 1876, New Orleans, LA.
Source: General Catalog of the University of Vermont and State Agricultural College, Burlington, Vermont, 1791-1900, Burlington: Free Press Association, 1901; Catalogue of the Sigma Phi: E.P.V. By Sigma Phi, 1876
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Capt. Thomas Maynard Gill
On the fifty-first anniversary of his wedding, Capt. Thomas Maynard Gill, a gallant Confederate veteran, lawyer, and prominent figure in the life of New Orleans for the past 50 years, died at the age of 79 years early Saturday morning, December 31.
Captain Gill was born September 18, 1836, at the plantation of his family, Gill Springs, Ala. At the age of 13 years, he joined a party of friends who were on their way through Texas and Mexico and rode most of the way on horseback into the heart of the Southern republic. On his return, he entered the collegiate department of the University of Vermont at the age of 16 years.
Captain Gill entered college and graduated in the class of 1860 under the name of Robert Nathaniel Allen. He was a member of the Sigma Phi Society.
After graduation he went to Boston to study law at Harvard University and in the office of Chief Justice Redfield. After the first battle of Manassas, Captain Gill joined the Thirty-first Mississippi regiment, with which he served with distinction throughout the war. At various times he was promoted, rising from private to captain as a reward for bravery on the battlefield.
When peace was declared, he was graduated from the law school of the Louisiana University. He made a specialty of admirality law and damage suits and quickly rose to a prominent place in his profession. Captain Gill married Miss Martha Miller, of New Orleans, and she survives him with three sons and three daughters.
Source: St. Albans Daily Messenger, January 17, 1916
Submitted by Heidi McColgan