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Gilmore, John S.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 0, credited to Vermont
Unit(s): USN
Service: apptd Acting 3rd Assistant Engineer, enl 2/9/64, USN, m/o 8/65, Vessels: Cherokee

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VITALS

Birth: 08/08/1832, Unknown
Death: 11/09/1868

Burial: Case Street Cemetery, Middlebury, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Alan Lathrop
Findagrave Memorial #: 40799732

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Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Remarks: None

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Case Street Cemetery, Middlebury, VT

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JOHN S. GILMORE

(8 AUGUST 1836 - 9 NOVEMBER 1868) WAS POSSIBLY BORN IN MIDDLEBURY, THE SON OF JOHN AND HANNAH (JONES) GILMORE.

Prior to the war he was employed as a machinist.

Gilmore enlisted 12 March 1862, at Boston, as a First Class Fireman, credited to Lowell, Massachusetts. He served on Ohio and USS Marblehead. He was discharged 9 February 1864 to accept an appointment as Acting Third Assistant Engineer the same day, onboard Marblehead, then transferred to USS Cherokee, a former Confederate blockade runner.

Cherokee departed Boston on 11 May 1864. She captured the blockade runner Emma Henry on 8 December 1864, and participated in the bombardment of Fort Fisher in December 1864, and January 1865. In February 1865, Cherokee joined the East Gulf Blockading Squadron, and patrolled against blockade-runners between Key West and Havana, until the close of the war, returning to Boston, where she was decommissioned on 23 June, and sold on 1 August. Gilmore was honorably discharged on 22 August.

Gilmore died in Middlebury; interment in Case Street Cemetery, Middlebury.

Source: draft biography to be included in Green Mountain Mariners: Vermonters in the Navy During The Civil War, by Tom Ledoux

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