Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Gilmore, Patrick Sarsfield

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GILMORE, Patrick Sarsfield, musician, b. near Dublin, Ireland, 25 Dec., 1829; d. in St. Louis. Mo., 24 Sept., 1892. He adopted music at fifteen, and after having been in Canada with an English band he went to Salem, where he led a brass band, after which he settled in Boston, Mass., where he organized “Gilmore's Band,” with which he made an extensive tour. In 1861 he accompanied the 24th Massachusetts regiment to the field, and in 1863 was placed in charge of all the bands in the department of Louisiana by Gen. Banks. He originated monster concerts in this country, and was the projector of the great “Peace Jubilees” held in Boston in 1869 and 1872, and published an account of the first (Boston, 1871). In 1878 he made a European tour with his band. He was long the band-master of the 22d Regiment, N. G. S. N. Y. He composed many marches and songs.