Vincent Meigs Wilcox(1828 - 1896)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 132nd Pennsylvania Infantry
see his Battle Report
In the Antietam Campaign:
Col Oakford was killed at the start of the Battle on September 17th, and LCol Wilcox assumed command.
The remainder of the War:
He was promoted to Colonel shortly after the battle as the Regiment was camped at Bolivar Heights above Harpers Ferry in October 1862. He fought at Fredericksburg in December, and was honorably discharged in January 1863 - Lieutenant Colonel Albright promoted to succeed him.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Source: Bates, Samuel P., History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg, 1868-1871.; Extracted online at the Pennsylvania in the Civil War site.
More on the Web:
See an exhibit about a post-war monument he helped fund in his birthplace, Madison, CT.
|Birth Date: 10/27/1828 Place of Birth: Madison, CT |
Death Date: 5/1896 Death Place: Madison, CT
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