Robert Hooker Gillett

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Robert Hooker Gillett

Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Son of Francis Gillette, U.S. Senator and Elizabeth Daggett Gillette
Brother of Edward H. Gillette; William Gillette; Frank Ashbel Gillett; Elizabeth G. Warner and Capt. Robert Hooker Gillett

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About Robert Hooker Gillett

Robert Hooker Gillett joined the Union army, served as a Captain in the Antietam campaign, was invalided home sick, recovered, and joined the Navy. Assigned to the U.S.S. Gettysburg as a paymaster, Robert took part in both assaults on Fort Fisher, but was killed the morning after the surrender of the fort when the powder magazine exploded.

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Robert Hooker Gillett's Timeline

August 1, 1842
January 16, 1865
Age 22