Platt J Gilman


BirthJune 23, 1847
DeathAug. 18, 1932
CemeteryNorth Platte (North Platte)
PostDouglas (North Platte)
Unit39th Wisconsin Infantry, Company I

Private Platt J Gilman

Company I, 39th Wisconsin Infantry (100 days, 1864)

Gilman was born in Plattsburg (Clinton County), New York on June 23, 1847. The 16 year old enlisted and was mustered in the regiment on May 30, 1864. Gilman served about 4 months. He was discharged on September 22, 1864 at Milwaukee.

The 39th Wisconsin Infantry was organized and mustered at Milwaukee on June 3, 1864. The unit was assigned to garrison, guarding railroads, and picket duty in the Memphis area. In addition, the regiment was involved in the defense of Memphis against the August 21, 1864 Confederate attack led by General Nathan Bedford Forrest.

Gilman died on August 18, 1932 at the age of 85 years. He is buried in the North Platte Cemetery in North Platte (Lincoln County), Nebraska. Gilman was a member of the Douglas Post (#69) of the Grand Army of the Republic in North Platte.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.


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