1021……(Born Ind.)        William Gilham            (Ap’d Ind.)………..5

 

          Military History. – Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1836, to July 1, 1840, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, July 1, 1840.

          Served:  in garrison at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1840; in the Florida War, 1840-41; at the Military Academy, as Asst. Professor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy, Sep. 1, 1841, to Aug. 31, 1844;

(First Lieut., 3d Artillery, Oct. 23, 1841)

in garrison at Fayetteville Arsenal, N. C., 1844, -- and Ft. Johnston, N. C., 1844-45; in Military Occupation of Texas, 1845-46; and in the War with Mexico, 1846, being engaged in the Battle of Palo Alto, May 8, 1846, -- Battle of Resaca-de-la-Palma, May 9, 1846, -- and as Adjutant of Artillery Battalion of the “Army of Occupation,” Jan. 29 to Aug. 17, 1846.

Resigned, Oct. 17, 1846.

          Civil History. – Professor of Physical Sciences in the Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, Va., 1846-50, -- of Chemistry and Mineralogy, 1850-61, -- of Scientific and Practical Agriculture, 1851-61, -- and as Commandant of Cadets and Instructor of Infantry Tactics, 1846-61.  Degree of A. M. conferred by William and Mary College, Va., 1852.  Author of “Manual of Instruction for the Volunteers and Militia of the United States,” 1861.  History, 1861-72, unknown.

Died, Nov. 16, 1872, at Richmond, Va.:  Aged 53.


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