William P. Wilson(1837 - 1863)
Home State: North Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 27th North Carolina Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
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.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in the leg in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.
The remainder of the War:
He died of disease at Greensboro, NC on 3 March 1863.
References, Sources, and other 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.
Death Date: 03/03/1863 Death Place: Greensboro, NC Burial Place: 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]
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