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Individual Record -- Gilson, James M.


Age: 0, credited to Vermont
Unit(s): 83rd IL INF
Service: comn 1LT, Co. E, 83rd IL INF, 8/21/62, Knoxville, TN, pr CAPT, 10/22/62, wdd, Fort Donelson, 2/3/63, m/o 6/26/65, Nashville, TN [College: NU 40]

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Birth: Abt 1824, Vermont
Death: 04/02/1888


Alias?: None Noted
Pension?: Yes, 9/16/1865; widow Emily A., 3/17/1890, MO, not approved; minor, 12/4/1890, MO, not approved
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: NU 40
Veterans Home?: KS
(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: Died National Home, Leavenworth, KS, buried in St. Joseph, MO (probably in Rose Hill Cemetery, Brookfield, Linn County, MO, where he was living in for 1870 census, and where his widow Emily, who remarried, is buried.


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Capt. J. M. Gilson of the 83d Illinois Regiment, which fought so gallantly at Fort Donelson, and who was wounded in that engagement, is a native of Vermont, and graduated at the Norwich Military School in 1840.

Source: Vermont Journal, February 28, 1863
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.