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Quincy Adams Gillmore

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Engineer Officer.

1888 Obituary [1]

"The death is announced of a very celebrated engineer officer. General Quincy Adams Gillmore, U.S.A., was one of the most distinguished officers on the Federal side during the great American civil war. He was first lieutenant in the Engineer Corps when the civil war broke out.

In August, 1861, he was appointed captain in his own corps and engineer-in-chief of the Port Royal Expedition under General T. W. Sherman. The reduction of Fort Puluski, a strong fortification defending the water approach to Savannah, was deemed essential, but the task seemed hopeless, as the fort was regarded as impregnable. Captain Gillmore, however, then acting- brigadier -general, undertook the task...[More]

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