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W.S. Wilson
W.S. Wilson

Federal (USV)

Assistant Surgeon

William Stockton Wilson

(1838 - 1914)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 155th Pennsylvania Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
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 remainder 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, Sources, and other 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.

Birth Date: 08/22/1838    Place of Birth: Franklin County, PA    
College: Jefferson Medical College (Phila.)    Graduating Year: 1861    
Death Date: 04/09/1914    Death Place: Newark, NJ    Burial Place: 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]

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