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Confederate (CSV)


William P. Wilson

(1837 - 1863)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

From Guilford County, he enlisted as the original First Sergeant of Company B, 27th North Carolina Infantry. Elected 3rd Lieutenant on 5 October 1861. He was appointed First Lieutenant and Regimental Adjutant on the reorganization of April 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the leg in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

He died of disease at Greensboro, NC on 3 March 1863.

References & notes

Basic information from Wilson1. Some detail from the US Park Service's Soldiers and Sailors Database. Further detail from Company B roster data posted online by the reenactors of the Guilford Greys and from Reminiscences2.




03/03/1863; Greensboro, NC; burial in First Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Greensboro, NC


1   Wilson, William P., Adjutant, Casualty list of the 27th N.C.S.T. at Sharpsburg, North Carolina Standard, 1862-10-15  [AotW citation 9808]

2   Sloan, John Alexander, Reminiscences of the Guilford Grays, Co. B., 27th N. C. Regiment, Washington DC: R. C. Polkinhorn, printer, 1883, pg. 122  [AotW citation 10022]