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On February 23, 1818, Jeremy Francis Gilmer was born. He went to the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. He served in the United States Army from 1840 until 1861 when he resigned to join the Confederate States of America. He rose to the rank of Major General by the end of the War Between the States. After 1865, he became involved in many organizations in Savannah. He died at the age of 65 on December 1, 1883.
Humphrey, William B., "Jeremy Francis Gilmer" (1991). Savannah Biographies. 80.