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date: 26 August 2019

Gillmore, Quincy Adamslocked

(28 February 1825–07 April 1888)
  • Herman Hattaway
  •  and Eric B. Fair

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Gillmore, Quincy Adams (28 February 1825–07 April 1888), soldier and engineer, was born in Black River, Lorain County, Ohio, the son of Quartus Gillmore and Elizabeth Reid, farmers. Gillmore attended a local high school, then taught for three years before his twentieth birthday. His scholarship, especially in mathematics, won him an appointment to the U.S. Military Academy in July 1845. Gillmore graduated first of forty-three cadets in the class of 1849. At this time he married Mary Isabella O’Maher. The couple would raise four sons....

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