Thursday, November 3, 2016

Dedication of General Quincy A. Gillmore Ohio Historical Marker – this Saturday at Lakeview Park

General Quincy Adams Gillmore, the celebrated Civil War Commander from Lorain, finally will be given his due this Saturday thanks to the General Quincy A. Gillmore Round Table and Ohio History Connection.

An Ohio Historical Marker honoring our famous Lorain County Civil War General will be unveiled this Saturday, November 5 at 11:00 am at Lakeview Park in Lorain. It looks to be a spectacular event, with special guests, musical numbers, a display of General Gillmore memorabilia, refreshments, and participation by the James A. Garfield, Sons of Union Veterans, Post #142 (of which I am a proud member) and the 103rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry.

In honor of the unveiling of the Ohio Historical Marker, Matthew Weisman and Paula Shorf have published a dedication souvenir book about the life of General Gillmore (shown below).

Matt and Paula were kind enough to provide me with an advanced copy of the book (and even promote my blog on the back cover). The book includes a wonderful collection of transcribed Civil War era newspaper articles that mention General Gillmore.
A limited number of these books will be available at the unveiling.
So be sure to make it down to Lakeview Park this Saturday morning and be part of a historic event celebrating Lorain's own General Quincy A. Gillmore!
Need a refresher course on General Gillmore's military achievements that made him famous? You can revisit this article about him that I wrote for the late, great Black Swamp Trader & Firelands Gazette back in 2014. 


Anonymous said...

If you stop to think about it, the Downtown Lorain area features quite an array of historical sites! (General Gillmore, Admiral King, the Lighthouse, the Underground Railway Stop, the Tornado Disaster, Shipbuilding Docks) And these are just from the top of my head. With the right marketing, couldn't this be quite a draw? I might add that General Gillmore certainly should have a public school named in his honor, as Admiral King does.

Dan Brady said...

You’re right of course. If there isn’t already, there also needs to be some kind of tour (even if it is a downloadable self-guided one) that points out all of these landmarks. A Civil War or World War II history buff would find a lot that is interesting in Lorain.