Capt. Gilliland was from Gettysburg PA. Commissioned on 12/3/1862 as a Captain of company “F” of the 165th PA Infantry. He was Mustered Out on 7/28/1863 in Gettysburg.
One Hundred and Sixty-fifth Infantry
The 165th, a militia regiment, of which one company came from Franklin county, one from Cumberland and the remainder from Adams, was organized at Chambersburg between Nov. 25 and Dec. 4, 1862 and moved to Washington on Dec. 8. Proceeding to Suffolk it encamped there for some time and was attached to the 1st division, 7th corps. An expedition to the Blackwater was undertaken and in Jan., 1863, a part of the regiment was engaged at Deserted House and pursued the enemy for some distance. The command aided in the defense of Suffolk, when it was besieged by Gen. Longstreet in the spring of 1863, and in a raid upon the Weldon railroad in May. Its next movement was in the direction of Richmond and after destroying bridges on the South Anna river it withdrew to Yorktown and returned to Gettysburg, where it was mustered out July 28, 1863.
John J. F. Gilliland:
Residence Adams County PA;
Enlisted on 12/3/1862 as a Captain.
On 12/3/1862 he was commissioned into "F" Co. PA 165th Infantry
He was Mustered Out on 7/28/1863 at Gettysburg, PA
Inventory Number: GET 330