Henry H. Gilman was born on March 12, 1842 in Middlebury, VT. He enlisted on August 26, 1861, mustered in on September 16, 1861 as a Private with Co. B, 5th VT INF. He re-enlisted on February 20, 1864. Gilman was promoted to Corporal on February 1, 1865 and promoted again to Sergeant on April 1, 1865.
As he fought at Savage’s Station on June 6, 1862, he was wounded and was taken as a Prisoner-of-War. He was paroled [released] on August 5, 1862. Gilman mustered out on June 29, 1865. He died January 22, 1916. He is buried in Prospect Cemetery in East Middlebury, Vermont.
“The remains of Henry Gilman were brought here from the Soldiers Home, Bennington, where he has been for a few years, and taken to the undertaking rooms of A. J. Blackmer. Tuesday morning they were taken to East Middlebury, where the funeral services were held at St. Barnabas chapel at ten o’clock. The Rev. John Evans conducted the services and burial was in the family plot in the Prospect cemetery of that village. Mr. Gilman was a Civil War veteran and was a longtime resident of that town. He is survived by one son.
Source: Burlington Free Press, Jan. 27, 1916″-http://www.vermontcivilwar.org/get.php?input=17663