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Federal (USV)


Alexander C. Wilson

(c. 1836 - ?)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A laborer in Lee, he enlisted in Company K, 2nd Massachusetts Infantry at age 25 on 25 May 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the chest in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam

The rest of the War

Discharged for wounds on 6 March 1863. He served as Private in the 13th Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps (VRC) from 24 July 1864 to 14 November 1865.

After the War

He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, First Brigade, Second Battalion, Massachusetts Volunteer Militia on 16 March 1876, then living in Stockbridge. He resigned in September 1877. He was receiving a pension of $6 a month for a wound to his left lung by 1883, then living in South Lee, MA.

References & notes

Basic information from Quint1. VRC and Militia Service from the Massachusetts Adjutant-General's Reports for 1876 and 1877.


c. 1836; South Lee, MA


1   Quint, Alonzo Hall, The Record of the Second Massachusetts Infantry: 1861-1865, Boston: James P. Walker, 1867, pp. 421 - 488  [AotW citation 14480]