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Federal (USV)

Private

Alfred Wilson

(c. 1842 - 1863)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 19 year old sawyer in Monroe County, he mustered as Private, Company F, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was wounded again, mortally by gunshot to the left hip and spine, and was captured in action at Chancellorsville, VA on 3 May 1863. He was paroled at US Ford on 15 May and then treated at a hospital in Aquia Creek, VA and at Douglas Hospital, Washington, DC. He died there of his wounds on 8 July 1863.

References & notes

His service from Brown1 and the Historical Data Systems database. Hospital details from Steven Russell's Roster research. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth

c. 1842

Death

07/08/1863 Washington, DC; burial in US Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery, Washington, DC

Notes

1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 602  [AotW citation 18636]