George Lewis Gillespie, JR.

George Lewis Gillespie, JR.

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. George Gillespie, Jr., (October 7, 1841-September 27, 1913) was an American soldier who received the highest military decoration that the United States bestows to members of the military, the Medal of Honor, for his actions during the American Civil War. He was born October 7, 1841, in Kingston, Tennessee. He graduated second in the class of 1862 at the United States Military Academy and was commissioned in the Corps of Engineers. A Southerner who remained loyal to the Union, Gillespie joined the Army of the Potomac in September 1862. He commanded two companies of the engineer battalion which built fortifications and ponton bridges throughout the Virginia campaigns until the Surrender at Appomattox.
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  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 209g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136673215
  • 9786136673219