Israel Gilman

Lt. Col. Israel Gilman, 2nd Regiment, N.H. Continental Infantry

Israel Gilman was born in 1730. He was the son of Israel, Sr. and Abigail (Thing) Gilman. He married Hannah Smith.

Israel held many positions in local and New Hampshire government. As such, he was appointed Lieutenant Colonel in Colonel James Reed’s 3rd New Hampshire Regiment on June 1, 1775. He served in this position at the Battle of Bunker Hill. He continued to serve as the Lieutenant Colonel of the 3rd New Hampshire Regiment, Continental Line (briefly designated as the 2nd Continental Infantry Regiment) until December 31, 1776.

Lieutenant Colonel Gilman died shortly after he resigned from service on February 20, 1777 in Tamworth, New Hampshire. 

Sources: James Hill Fitts, History of Newfields, New Hampshire, 1638-1911, (Concord, 1912), 106; Francis B. Heitman, Historical Register of Officers of the Continental Army, (Baltimore, 1914), 249; Selected Wartime Service Records of Lieutenant Colonel Israel Gilman.