Quincy Gillmore's DescendantsSome 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