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John Curtis Gilmore
Medal of Honor winner John Curtis Gilmore
|Born||April 18, 1837
|Died||December 22, 1922|
Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia
|Allegiance||United States of America|
||United States Army|
|Years of service||1861 - 1863, 1865 - 1901|
|Unit||16th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment|
|Battles/wars||Second Battle of Fredericksburg
American Civil War
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
John Curtis Gilmore (April 18, 1837 – December 22, 1922) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Kuder received his country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor. Gilmore's medal was won for capturing the flag and rallying the spirits of the troops under his command during the Second Battle of Fredericksburg on May 3, 1863. He was honored with the award on October 10, 1892.
Gilmore was born in Canada and was commissioned as a Captain in May 1861. He was promoted to Major in September 1862 and mustered out in 1863. He rejoined the Army in 1865 and rose to the rank of Brigadier general before retiring on his 64th birthday in 1901. He was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
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