Tag Archives: Jeremy Francis Gilmer

14 March 1864: Maps of Fort DeRussy on the Red River, Louisiana

Item description: Maps, dated 1864, from the Jeremy Francis Gilmer Collection depicting Fort DeRussy and the Red River in Louisiana.  Fort DeRussy fell to Union forces during the Red River Campaign on 14 March 1864. Item citation: Fort DeRussy and … Continue reading

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9 December 1863: Drawings of Fort Sumter given to Jeremy F. Gilmer by General P. G. T. Beauregard

Item description: Printed pictures on board backgrounds, dated 9 December 1863, of Fort Sumter from Gilmer Maps collection.  Both drawings were given to Jeremy Francis Gilmer by General G. T. Beauregard.  The two images depict a view looking from the … Continue reading

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22 November 1863: “In the day one negro woman was killed in ‘Beaufane’ or ‘Bofane’ street, near ‘King.’ At night the shells fell thick and fast around the Mills House.”

Item description: Letter, 22 November 1863, from Jeremy Francis Gilmer to his wife Louisa Fredericka Alexander Gilmer. In the letter, Gilmer describes shelling taking place in the city of Charleston, S.C. More about Jeremy Francis Gilmer: Jeremy Francis Gilmer was born … Continue reading

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4 January 1863: “For such a servant, I would gladly give $2500.”

Item description: Letter, 4 January 1863, from Jeremy Francis Gilmer to his wife Louisa Fredericka Alexander Gilmer. More about Jeremy Francis Gilmer: Jeremy Francis Gilmer was born in Guilford County, N.C., on 23 February 1818. He entered the United States … Continue reading

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30 October 1862: “A map of Port Hudson and its defences”

Item description: Map, dated 30 October 1862, of Port Hudson (La.) and its defences, including a descriptive list of batteries (hand-drawn and colored). More about this map and the Gilmer Maps Collection: This map is part of the Southern Historical … Continue reading

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4 August 1862: “This morning early, I rode out to Genl. Lee’s Head Quarters and reported for duty.”

Item description: Letter, 4 August 1862, from Jeremy Francis Gilmer to his wife Louisa Fredericka Alexander Gilmer. More about Jeremy Francis Gilmer: Jeremy Francis Gilmer was born in Guilford County, N.C., on 23 February 1818. He entered the United States … Continue reading

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15 March 1862: “We hear daily from Genl Beauregard who is anxious for reinforcements from this army to assist him…”

Item description: Letter, 15 March 1862, from Jeremy Francis Gilmer to his wife Louisa Fredericka Alexander Gilmer. In this letter, Jeremy Gilmer writes to his wife about the difficulties with the weather and his living quarters in Alabama, as well as … Continue reading

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12 March 1862: “A proud consciousness of having performed our duty in these days of trouble & difficulty must be our reliance, popular favor or condemnation amounts to nothing, never give up!”

Item description: In this letter, dated 12 March 1862, Jeremy Francis Gilmer wrote to his wife, Louisa Fredericka Alexander Gilmer, to catch her up on war news. He described probable Confederate and Union troop movements on the Tennessee River and … Continue reading

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5 March 1862: :”…I cannot go scouring the country to run from Yankees. I should despise myself…”

Item description: Letter, 5 March 1862, from Louisa Fredericka Alexander Gilmer in Savannah, Ga., to her husband, Jeremy Francis Gilmer, an engineer with the Confederate Army. Louisa wrote to encourage her husband to keep his faith in the justness of … Continue reading

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23 January 1862: “… and after a desperate battle, which lasted from 6 in the morning until about 2 p.m. our forces gave way”

Item description: Letter, 23 January 1862, from Jeremy Francis Gilmer, a Major of Engineers in the Confederate States of America Army, to his wife Louisa “Loulie” Fredericka Alexander Gilmer. Gilmer wrote of the Battle of Mill Springs, 19 January 1862, in … Continue reading

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