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W.S. Wilson

W.S. Wilson

Federal (USV)

Assistant Surgeon

William Stockton Wilson

(1838 - 1914)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Education: Jefferson Medical College (Phila.), Class of 1861

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 155th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Known as W. Stockton Wilson, he was appointed Assistant Surgeon, 155th Pennsylvania Infantry on 12 September 1862 and joined the Regiment on the march in Maryland on 15 September.

The rest of the War

Promoted to Surgeon, 210th Pennsylvania Infantry on 29 September 1864. He mustered out with them on May 30, 1865.

After the War

He practiced medicine in Maryland - probably in Uniontown from at least 1870 - until about 1891, when he moved his practice to Newark, NJ. He was active until about 3 weeks before his death, at his home at 96 Montclair Avenue.

References & notes

Basic information and his picture from Porter1, with details from Bates2. Post war information from his death notice in the New York Times of 11 April 1914. Life dates from his gravesite on Findagrave.


08/22/1838; Franklin County, PA


04/09/1914 Newark, NJ; burial in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Newark, NJ


1   Porter, John T. , Financial Secretary, and Charles F. McKenna, compiler & editor, Under the Maltese Cross, Antietam to Appomattox, the Loyal Uprising in Western Pennsylvania, 1861-1865: Campaigns of the 155th Pennsylvania Regiment, Pittsburgh: 155th Regimental Association, 1910, pp. 492 - 592  [AotW citation 13607]