Membership in the Quincy Gillmore CWRT is open to anyone with an active interest in the study of the military, political, and social aspects of the American Civil War, including the events leading up to the Civil War and the events of the Reconstruction Era.

Meetings are held the second Monday of September and the first Mondays October through May, on the campus of the Lorain County Community College. Meetings start at 6:30 pm.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Quincy Gillmore's Descendants

Some time ago, QGCWRT member and Gillmore historian Matt Weisman sent me an interesting local history site called "That Woman's Weblog." In it were a number of photos of the general's descendants and also the one above, showing a rather portly Gillmore, from later in life, during the 1880's, probably when he was living in New York City.

During his time in New York, Gillmore worked as a civil engineer and wrote a number of engineering works on structural materials that were classics in the field. He also was involved in reconstruction of East Coast fortifications, including some of which he had helped destroy during the Civil War.

Gillmore died in Brooklyn in April 1888 at the age of 63. His son and grandson, both named Quincy, became generals in the U.S. Army.

A history of the above photo and others of his descendants can be found at

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