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Civil War
 
Uriah R. GILLIHAN
Son of William 2 Gillihan & Arena Bush
b. 1843 in Jackson county,Tennessee, d. 1865 in Smith County Tennessee  
 
Confederate Soldiers Graves:

The Confederate Soldiers Graves are located approx. 3 miles south of Chestnut Mound in the Tom Hollow off St. Mary's Hollow Road. These graves are located in a very narrow hollow that can be entered at #197 St. Mary's Hollow Road. There is a very rough road accessible by fourwheel drive for one-half mile and then a walk of 3/10 mile. It is one of the most remote areas of Smith County. Formerly there were two or three cabins in the hollow but none today.
Uriah R. Gillihan from Jackson Co. TN and T.W. Phillips from Overton Co. TN had been members of the 28th Confederate Infantry and had fought in several major battles such as, Shiloh, Fishing Creek, Stone's River. Both had been either wounded or sick and were furloughed from the army. Gillihan and Phillips met in Putnam Co in the spring of 1865 while on the way home. Lee had surrendered in April but they were not aware of it. They attended a dance at Buffalo Valley and became involved in a dispute. Fearing for their lives they left Buffalo Valley and went to the home of Charles F. Burton, arriving about daylight. Mr. Burton being a Southern Sympathizer fed the two boys and sent them to hide in a cabin down in the Tom Hollow. They were discovered by the Home Guard who marched them around the area, then physically tormented them with bayonets. They were then tied to separate trees and shot by the Union men. When the two bodies were discovered Charles F. Burton had them wrapped in blankets and buried. Mr. Burton had a rock wall built around the graves which he kept clean and decorated with flowers for the remainder of his life. There are descendents of the Burton family, and the Lewis Fletcher family, who helped bury the soldiers, still living in the Chestnut Mound area who are knowledgeable about this event.In the 1970's Guy Boyd, grandson of Lewis Fletcher, that helped build the wall around the gravesin 1865, was instrumental in getting stone markers placed at the graves.
In Vol.V. No. 1 of the Smith County Historical & Genealogical Society newsletter is a article by Katheryn Frye Dickens titled TOM HOLLOW REVEALS CONFEDERATE HISTORY. This is a well researched and interesting account of this event. Listed in Smith County Cemeteries - South of the Cumberland River Pg.186.
Photos of these graves and many others can be found at the  off site link below :
They were taken by John Waggoner Jr.

~Smith Co. Tennessee Cemetery Photos~

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Other Gillihans in the Civil War
 
Name: GILLIHAN, BENONA H.
Rank: Private
Conflict: Civil War
Side: Union
Type of Unit: Cavalry
Organization: Missouri State Militia
Name of Unit: 1st Regiment Cavalry M.S.M.

Gillihan, C.
Confederate Infantry
27th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry

Gillihan, Clemens
Union Cavalry
6th Regiment, Kansas Cavalry

Gillihan, Clement, Pvt.
Confederate Infantry, G. Co.  28th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (2nd Tennessee Mountain Volunteers) Was at the Battle of Shiloh

Gillihan, Clements
Union Cavalry
2nd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry


Gillahan, Ed. R.
Confederate Cavalry
Freeman's Regiment, Missouri Cavalry

Gillahan, Ezekiel
Confederate Infantry 25th Regiment, Louisiana Infantry

Gillihan, Gideon B. Rank: Corporal
Conflict: Civil War  Side: Union  Type of Unit: Infantry
Organization: Missouri Volunteers
Name of Unit: 44th Regiment Infantry Volunteers
Rank: Corporal
Conflict: Civil War  Side: Union
Organization: Six Months Militia
Name of Unit: Mercer County Battalion Six Months Militia
Company: C  Period of Service: 6 Months

Gillihan, J. R.
Confederate Infantry
55th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (McKoin's)

Gillihan, James
Union Artillery
5th Regiment, New York Heavy Artillery

Gillihan, James R.
Confederate Infantry
84th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry

Gillahan, John
Confederate 10th Regiment, Arkansas Militia

Gillihan, Lucius M.
Union Cavalry
19th Regiment, Kansas Cavalry (6 months)

Gillahan, Riley
Confederate Infantry 84th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry


Gillihan, Samuel E.
Confederate Infantry
1st Regiment, Confederate Infantry

Gillihan, Samuel E.
Union Infantry
6th Regiment, US Volunteer Infantry

Name: GILLIHAN, THOMAS,  Rank: Private
Conflict: Civil War  Side: Union
Organization: Enrolled Missouri Militia
Name of Unit: 66th Regiment E.M.M. Company: L
Period of Service: GO 107
Commander: CAPT. JOHNSON'S

Gillihan, Thomas
Confederate Infantry
28th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (2nd Tennessee Mountain Volunteers)

Gillihan, Thomas Jefferson
Union Cavalry, 1st Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry. Married Susannah Routh, d. 1908, Olathe, Kansas

Gillihan, W. R.
Confederate Infantry
28th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (2nd Tennessee Mountain Volunteers)

Gillihan, William C. Rank: Commanding Sergeant
Conflict: Civil War  Side: Union
Type of Unit: Cavalry Organization: Missouri State Militia
Name of Unit: 1st Regiment Cavalry M.S.M.  Company: A

From "Obituaries from Tennessee Newspapers" compiled by Jill L.
Garrett, Southern Hist Press 1980, Page 135
GILLIHAN, Sergeant L.H., Company A. 4th Tennessee Cavalry (Federal)
of Bradley County, TN, killed about 29 February 1864 in a Mississippi expedition out of Memphis. (Nashville Daily Union, 2 March 1864)

GILLIHAN, J. G.;
k. at the battle of Perryville, Ky., Oct. 8, 1962
[6th Infantry Regiment - Co. G]

Civil War Pension for: Paul E. Gillihan,  State Filed:California,  Widow: Helen Gillihan

Diary of the 4th Regiment Tennessee Cavalry, Volunteers
by James W. Godwin
Co. E. 4th Reg. Tenn. Cav., Vol,
Feb., 12th. 1864
On this day we started in the direction of Holly Springs, Miss. Skirmished with the rebels nearly all day, supposed to be Gen. Forrest's command. We lost three men that day: Sergt. Noah Wells of Co. A, Sergt. John Murphy of Co. D, and GILLIHAN, of Co. A.

These men were with the advance guard; GILLIHAN and Wells were buried where they fell, and Sergt. Murphy was taken in an ambulance to near Holly Springs and there we buried him. Killed one and captured several rebs on that day. We charged the town of Holly Springs and found no opposition; buried one of our men at this place.
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GILLIHAN-NATIONWIDE MILITARY BURIALS

GILLIHAN, ALEC D SP4   US ARMY, Vietnam, b.  09/20/1941, d.  04/18/2000, Buried: PLAINVIEW CEMETERY   

GILLIHAN, ANDREW C
PVT US ARMY,  WORLD WAR I
DATE OF BIRTH: 09/11/1892,  DATE OF DEATH: 11/07/1955
BURIED AT: SECTION Q SITE 1085,  GOLDEN GATE NATIONAL CEMETERY

Arthur E. Gillihan, US ARMY, WW11, b.  08/19/1924, d.  05/12/2001, Buried: COMBS CEMETERY, MELBOURNE, AR  

GILLIHAN, AUBREY C. PVT   US ARMY, WORLD WAR II. b. 08/19/1924, d. 05/12/2001, Buried: HILLTOP CEMETERY, NYSSA, OR

Gillihan, Cleman H. US AIR FORCE, VIETNAM, b.  05/20/1938, d. 01/26/1997, Buried: PIOCHE CEMETERY, #10 COMSTOCK ST PIOCHE, NV

Gillihan, Delbert D. MM2   US NAVY, WORLD WAR II, b.  03/02/1926, d. 04/03/2001, Buried: SHAIN MEMORIAL CEMETERY, FISK, MO 

Gillihan, Elmer Garland, CPL   US ARMY, WORLD WAR II, b.  08/08/1918, d. 01/14/2001, Buried: REEVES CEMETERY,  GAION MELBOURNE, AR.

Gillihan, Ervin Adam, PFC   US ARMY, WORLD WAR II, b.  01/31/1924, d. 08/04/1999, Buried: COMBS CEMETERY, MELBOURNE, AR 

                 GILLIHAN, FRANK R
CHIEF WATER TENDER US COAST GUARD,  WORLD WAR II
DATE OF BIRTH: 09/05/1918,  DATE OF DEATH: 04/01/1967
BURIED AT: SECTION D SITE 160,  CAMP NELSON NATIONAL CEMETERY

GILLIHAN, FRED MICHAEL
ENG2C US NAVY,  WORLD WAR I
DATE OF BIRTH: 10/04/1890,  DATE OF DEATH: 06/21/1977
BURIED AT: SECTION 40 ROW 13 SITE 63,  LEAVENWORTH NATIONAL CEMETERY

Gillihan, Jack A. MSGT   US AIR FORCE, WORLD WAR II, KOREA, b.  04/08/1920, d. 09/13/2001, Buried: CERES MEMORIAL PARK,  CERES, CA 

Gillihan, James Alexander, US AIR FORCE, KOREA, b.  06/26/1931, d. 08/06/1999, Buried: SPRING CREEK CEMETERY, CALICO ROCK, AR 

Gillihan, Jeremiah C. RMSN   US NAVY, b. 07/06/1976, d. 08/02/1997, Buried: DESERT LAWN MEMORIAL PARK, KENNEWICK, WA 

Gillihan, John Clay, TEC 5   US ARMY, WORLD WAR II, b.  01/22/1924, d. 05/21/1996, Buried: HORATIO CEMETERY, HORATIO, AR 

Gillihan, Leeroy, PVT   US ARMY, WORLD WAR II, b. 01/06/1911, d. 02/14/1998, Buried: DAVIS CEMETERY, Thayer, Mo.           

GILLIHAN, MARION E
EM2 US NAVY,  WORLD WAR II
DATE OF BIRTH: 05/04/1916,  DATE OF DEATH: 08/28/2003
BURIED AT: SECTION B1 ROW B SITE 37,  NATIONAL MEMORIAL CEMETERY OF ARIZONA

Gillihan, Orville Junior, SN   US NAVY, Korea, b. 06/19/1929, d. 04/07/2003, Buried: SPRING CREEK CEMETERY, CALICO ROCK, AR 

Gillihan, Otho Ray, TEC 5   US ARMY, WORLD WAR II, b. 05/09/1926, d.  03/26/2000, Buried: BUNKER HILL CEMETERY, LONGVIEW, WA   

GILLIHAN, PAUL E
QM CORP US ARMY,  WORLD WAR I
DATE OF DEATH: 06/23/1929
BURIED AT: SECTION B SITE 511,  SAN FRANCISCO NATIONAL CEMETERY

GILLIHAN, RALPH EUGENE
PFC US ARMY,  WORLD WAR II
DATE OF BIRTH: 10/01/1915,  DATE OF DEATH: 11/18/1974
BURIED AT: SECTION Q SITE 3983,  FT. LOGAN NATIONAL CEMETERY

GILLIHAN, RODNEY S
EM1 US NAVY,  WORLD WAR II
DATE OF BIRTH: 02/25/1920,  DATE OF DEATH: 12/06/1998
BURIED AT: SECTION 25 SITE 1927,  FT. SAM HOUSTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

GILLIHAN, ROGER W
ADRC US NAVY
DATE OF BIRTH: 04/10/1916,  DATE OF DEATH: 12/08/1990
BURIED AT: SECTION A SITE 231,  SOUTHERN NEVADA VETERANS MEMORIAL CEMETER 

Gillihan, Reuben Rudell, CPL   US MARINE CORPS, WORLD WAR II, b. 05/21/1917, d. 11/20/1997, Buried: NUEVO MEMORY GARDEN,

Gillihan, Roland Alfred, CPL   US ARMY, WORLD WAR II, b. 12/25/1907, d. 02/24/2003, Buried: HERPLE CEMETERY, MOUNTAIN VIEW, AR 

Gillihan, Thomas M. PFC   US ARMY, WORLD WAR II, b.  01/17/1915, d. 01/05/2000, Buried: CADILLAC MEMORIAL GDNS WEST, WESTLAND, MI   
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WORLD WAR I CIVILIAN DRAFT REGISTRATIONS
Blaine County, Idaho - 1917-1918

Gillihan, Frank H.
29 Aug 1873 W Blaine ID
Gillihan, George David 

Gillihan, George David
18 Oct 1875 Blaine ID
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Nancy GILLIHAN, RN


Nancy was the daughter of Andrew Turner Gillihan and Mary Jane (Bellar or Bellah). They were both born in Smith County, TN and died in the 1950's in Smith County, TN.

Nancy Gertrude GILLIHAN was born in Smith County, TN in 1907 and died in Washington DC in 1962. She was married to Col. John J. BAKER.

Nancy Gillihan was a Nurse in the philippines Islands when the Japaneese invaded in 1941, wound up on Corregidor Island in Manila Bay, and in March 1942 escaped on a PT boat and
submarine to Austrailla.

 

Dedicated to the Memory of Elmer Austin Gillihan