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date: 03 March 2021

Gaillard, David Du Boselocked

(04 September 1859–05 December 1913)
  • Michael J. Brodhead

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Gaillard, David Du Bose (04 September 1859–05 December 1913), soldier and engineer, was born in Fulton, Sumter County, South Carolina, the son of Samuel Isaac Gaillard (pronounced Ge- yard), a planter, and Susan Richardson Du Bose. He received an appointment to the U.S. Military Academy in 1880. His high standing in the graduating class of 1884 entitled him to a commission in the Corps of Engineers as a second lieutenant and admission to the army’s Engineer School of Application, Willets Point, New York. He completed the course in 1887 and was promoted to first lieutenant. That year he married Katherine Ross Davis; they had one child....

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