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Lebanon News
Obituary of A.P. Gilmer

October 1, 1909


Dies At Home Of Son-In-Law In Lebanon.

Capt. A. P. Gilmer was born near Hansonville, Va., October 18th, 1846, and died at the home of his son-in-law, Walter P. Gray, in Lebanon, September 25th, 1909, aged 62 years, 11 months and 7 days.

Mr. Gilmer had been a citizen of Loudon county for the past eight years and had returned to Russell only one week prior to his death.

In the spring of 1861 he raised a company of Reserves from 16 to 60 years old and was elected Captain of Company B., of a regiment of Reserves and participated in the fight at Saltville, Va., in December, 1864. His company was in the thickest of that battle and no company distinguished themselves with more bravery than Captain Gilmer and his command. The company sustained a heavy loss in killed and captured, but the remainder came out as heroes.

At the surrender, Captain Gilmer returned home and engaged in farming and was a model citizen. He never spoke harshly of any one, his whole life was blameless and in every relation of life was a true devoted christian gentle man. He was an exemplary member of the M. E. church South. He leaves a devoted wife and six children, Mrs. E. T. Hevener of Monterey, Va., Mrs. R. Walter Gose and Mrs. G. Cowan Gose, of Castlewood, Va., and Mrs. Walter P. Gray of Lebanon, Mr. Marion C. Gilmer, of Chicago, and Dr. Walter S. Gilmer, now attending University Medical College of Richmond, to mourn the loss of an affectionate husband and dutiful father.

The interment took place in the family plot near Hansonville, Va., Sunday afternoon to await the resurrection of the just.

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