Peter Charles Gaillard

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Peter Charles Gaillard
38th Mayor of Charleston
In office
Preceded by Charles Macbeth
Succeeded by William Wallace Burns
Personal details
BornDecember 29, 1812
Walnut Grove Plantation
Berkeley County, South Carolina
DiedJanuary 11, 1889(1889-01-11) (aged 76)
Spouse(s)Anne Lawrence Snowden Gaillard
Alma mater South Carolina College (1832); United States Military Academy (West Point) (1835)
Military service
AllegianceFlag of the United States (1859-1861).svg  United States of America
Flag of the Confederate States of America (1863-1865).svg  Confederate States
Branch/serviceFlag of the United States Army.svg  United States Army
Battle flag of the Confederate States of America.svg  Confederate States Army
Years of service1835–38 (USA)
1861–65 (CSA)
Rank Union army 2nd lt rank insignia.jpg 2nd Lieutenant (USA)
Union Army colonel rank insignia.png Colonel (SC Militia)
Confederate States of America Colonel.png Colonel (CSA)
Unit 1st U.S. Infantry
Commands17th South Carolina Militia Regiment
1st (Gaillard's) Battalion (CSA)
27th South Carolina Infantry Regiment (CSA)
Battles/wars 2nd Seminole War
American Civil War

Peter Charles Gaillard was the thirty-eighth mayor of Charleston, South Carolina, serving in 1865-1868. [1] He was the last mayor elected before the Civil War. [2]

He died on January 11, 1889, [3] and is buried at Magnolia Cemetery. [4]

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  1. "Peter Charles Gaillard". Government Officials. Preservation Society of Charleston. Retrieved January 19, 2014.
  2. "Peter C. Gaillard". News & Courier. Charleston, South Carolina. January 12, 1889. p. 4. Retrieved January 19, 2014.
  3. "Peter C. Gaillard". News & Courier. Charleston, South Carolina. January 12, 1889. p. 4. Retrieved January 22, 2014.
  4. "Col Peter Cheves Gaillard (1812-1889)". Find a Grave. Retrieved January 19, 2014.
Preceded by
Charles Macbeth
Mayor of Charleston, South Carolina
Succeeded by
William Wallace Burns