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Gilmore Jordan Commission
OBC 85
1 os. folder
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Processed by: Benjamin Clark, February 2006

Biographical Note:

Gilmore Jordan was born in 1824 in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. He, with his family, relocated to Indianapolis circa 1836. He married Harriet McLaughlin, and the couple had several children, one of which became the prominent Indianapolis business leader, Arthur Jordan. Gilmore Jordan enlisted at the age of twenty-one to serve in the Mexican War. Later, he worked for the federal government in Washington, D.C. When the Civil War began, he enlisted in the Union Army of the Potomac.  Following the war, he returned to government service in Washington, D.C.  After some time there, the family returned to Indianapolis, where Jordan died in February of 1897.


1880 United States Census. Ancestry Library. 8 Feb. 2006
Dunn, Jacob Piatt. Greater Indianapolis, vol. 2. Chicago: Lewis Publishing Company, 1910. 1155-56.

Scope and Content Note:

This collection contains the commission of Gilmore Jordan to the rank of Major in the U.S. Army.

Item Listing:

OBC 85

1866 May 30 Jordan commission    

Collection Information:

Size of Collection:
1 oversized folder

Collection Dates:

30 May 1866


Access: This collection is open for research.

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