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Harry Gilmore 1st New Jersey Cavalry & Hospital Steward

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Carte view identified as Irish immigrant, Harry Lake Gilmore. Upon arriving in the United States, Harry would start a carriage painting business before mustering in with the 1st New Jersey Cavalry in August, 1861. Captured, he would spend 3 months in Libby Prison before being exchanged. Upon his return, Harry would begin working as a hospital steward. Discharged in September of 1862, he would re-enlist as a hospital steward the following month. Harry would serve in that role until March of 1865 when he was discharged for a promotion to captain with the Commissary Department. His final discharge would come in July, 1865. Following the war, Harry would enroll in the Philadelphia Dental College. He would graduate in 1867 and would subsequently open his own dental office in Philadelphia and another in Cape May. This view shows Harry while working as a hospital steward at Harewood Hospital. The reverse of the card has numerous pencil inscriptions. “Harewood Hospital” is written twice. It also appears to read “Yours Truly Harrison Gilmore” and “Compliments of ??? James ??” and some other scribblings. A letter inscription reads “Harry Gilmore  a dentist in Phila”. Back marked by Brady.

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