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GILMER, Jeremy Francis, soldier, born in Gull-ford County, North Carolina, 23 February, 1818. He was graduated at the United States military academy in 1839, entered the engineer corps, and was engaged in building forts and making surveys, and in River and harbor improvements, till the beginning of the civil war, when he resigned his commission as captain of engineers, and entered the Confederate army. He was appointed major of engineers in September, 1861, and was chief engineer on General Albert S. Johnston's staff. In the battle of Shiloh he was severely wounded. After his recovery he was appointed chief of the engineer bureau at Richmond. On 20 August, 1863. He was promoted major general, and ordered to Charleston to direct the defences of that City, but in June, 1864, he returned to Richmond and resumed charge of the bureau of engineering. After the war he engaged in railroad and other enterprises in Georgia.
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