Patrick S. Gilmore

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fredvogels created the topic: Patrick S. Gilmore
Birth: Dec. 25, 1829
Death: Sep. 24, 1892
Saint Louis
Missouri, USA

He was known as the "Father of the American Band." He wrote "When Johnny comes marching home" and was Bandmaster for the U.S.Army during the Civil War. After the war, he organized "monster peace jubilees" of thousands of musicians and over 10,000 voices.
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Calvary Cemetery
Queens County
New York, USA
Plot: Section 10, plot 15, near the main gate

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