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Federal (USV)


Hector Wilson

(c. 1823 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 69th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 38, he enlisted on 23 August 1861 in Philadelphia and mustered into service as Private, Company C, 69th Pennsylvania Infantry on 26 November at Camp Observation, MD.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was treated at a field hospital on the Hiram Showman farm near Smoketown, MD, but he died there the next day.

References & notes

Service information from Bates1 and the Card File.2 Wound and hospital details from Nelson.3


c. 1823


09/18/1862; Smoketown, MD


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 11673]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 23274]

3   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. 441  [AotW citation 23275]