MAJOR GENERAL QUINCY ADAMS GILLMORE - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 72584
Sale Price $162.00
QUINCY ADAMS GILLMORE
The Union Major-General signs on this 4x2¾ card
Signature: "Q.A. Gillmore", 4x2¾ card. Union Major-General Quincy Adams Gillmore (1825-1888), who graduated from West Point at the top of his class in 1849, was Assistant Instructor of Engineering at the Military Academy from 1852-1856. Assigned to an expedition of General William T. Sherman at the outbreak of the American Civil War, Gillmore was in charge of building fortifications at Hilton Head. In 1862, he assisted in the capture of Fort Pulaski. Promoted to Major-General in 1863, Gillmore commanded forces occupying Morris Island, Fort Wagner and Fort Gregg, and he participated in the destruction of Fort Sumter. After being wounded in the defense of Washington in 1864, Gillmore did not participate in the remainder of the war, but he remained in the Army Corps of Engineers. Ironically, Gillmore was later involved in the reconstruction Fort Sumter, which he had helped destroy, and other fortifications and harbors along the Atlantic Coast. Gillmore also wrote several books on engineering, including The Siege and Reduction of Fort Pulaski (1863), The Strength of the Building Stones of the United States (1874), A Practical Treatise on Roads, Streets and Pavements (1876) and Limes, Hydraulic Cements and Mortars. Fine condition.
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