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Guard of
President Lincoln


Pascal Gillett

Great-Grandson of
John and Comfort (Plumb) Gillett
(6th generation - G601)


PASCAL GILLETT was born December 22, 1835, in Rome Township of Lawrence County, Ohio, the son of Lawrence Gillett who was the son of Zebulon Gillett.

Pascal was one of the first to respond to call to service during the Civil War, enlisting in October 1861 in the 26th Ohio Volunteer Calvary. He served until September 11, 1865, when he was honorably discharged at Washington D.C.

He saw service in 14 states and territories and was in 33 engagements.

He was a member of the personal guard of President Abraham Lincoln and was in Washington at the time of the assassination. He assisted in the capture of Lincoln's assassin.

He was commissioned Com. Sergeant in the Q.M. Department at Washington. He was wounded at Monticello, Kentucky, in 1863.

After his discharge he returned to Lawrence County, Ohio. He was elected County Recorder for Lawrence County for two terms.

Pascal died October 1, 1915, at the home of his daughter, Georgia (Gillett) Guthrie at Kanuaga Station, GaIlia County, Ohio, at the age of 79.


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