(1840 - 1907)
Home State: Indiana
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry
A 20 year old wagoner in White County, he mustered as Private, Company F, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861.
On the Campaign
He was wounded by gunshot to the right leg in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was treated at a hospital in Washington, DC and then detailed to the Veteran Reserve Corps in May 1863. He mustered out with Company F on 12 September 1864 at Indianapolis.
References & notes
His service from Brown1 and the Historical Data Systems database. His wound and hospital detail from Nelson.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave. His somewhat damaged face here from a carte de visite sold by Heritage Auctions in 2016. He married Eliza Ann Firth, possibly in Wisconsin, and had at least one son, Edwin Watson Vinson (1885-1954).
12/03/1907 Deer Park, WI; burial in Clear Lake Cemetery, Clear Lake, WI
1 Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 601 [AotW citation 18629]
2 Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 424 [AotW citation 18630]