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Federal (USV)

Private

Edward Wilson

(1836 - 1911)
Home State: New York
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 78th New York Infantry

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Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was naturalized an American citizen in 1860. He enlisted at age 25 on 7 March 1862 at Ogdensburg, NY, to serve three years; mustered in as Private, Company G, 78th New York Infantry on 2 April.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The remainder of the War:
He was discharged for wounds on 27 January 1863, at Philadelphia, PA. He had subsequent service, enlisting in Company A, Fourteenth Heavy Artillery on 18 July 1863 and mustered in on 29 August. He was promoted to Corporal and Sergeant in 1865, but reduced again to Private. He mustered out with his Company at Washington, DC on 26 August 1865.

After the War:
At age 75, unmarried, then a farmer living in Morristown, he was admitted to the Saint Lawrence County Alms House 12 August 1911 for sickness and inability to work. He died there in December.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from State of New York1. His gravesite is on Findagrave, source of his almshouse admission form, thanks to

Birth State: CANADA    
Death Date: 12/08/1911    Death Place: Canton, NY    Burial Place: Saint Lawrence County Alms House Cemetery, Canton, NY



Notes

1   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, for the year 1897 (Registers of 13th & 14th Artillery), pg. 819; for the Year 1901 (Serial No. 29), pg. 789  [AotW citation 15423]



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