Age: 0, credited to Chelsea, VT
Unit(s): 5th KS CAV
Service: enl 1/4/62, Pvt, Co. E, 5th KS CAV, m/o 1/9/65
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Birth: 03/25/1830, Chelsea, VT
Burial: Blakely Cemetery, Madison, KS
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Judy Mayfield
Findagrave Memorial #: 88983973
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, death date/location, widow
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Blakely Cemetery, Madison, KS
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John Gilman, of Madison, Kan., was born at Chelsea, Vt., March 25, 1830. In 1859 he decided to seek opportunity for advancement in the West and came to Leavenworth and from there went overland by wagon to Pike's Peak. He spent a few months prospecting in the Rockies and then returned to Kansas. On the call of President Lincoln for volunteers in 1861 he enlisted as a private in Company E, Fifth Kansas cavalry, and served under Col. Powell Clayton from January 4, 1862, to January 9, 1865. He was in a number of important engagements, including the battles of Pine Bluff, Pea Ridge and Prairie Grove, Ark., but was never wounded seriously. On completion of his military service he returned to his homestead in Greenwood county and engaged in farming and stock raising, remaining on this place until 1888, when he became a resident of Madison.
Information provided by Dennis Swain.