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Federal (USV)


Thomas Wilson

(c. 1835 - 1864)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 69th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 26, he enlisted at New York City to serve three years, and mustered in as Corporal, Company I, 69th New York Infantry on 27 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was slightly wounded in the hand in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was reduced to Private, date not given, and transferred to Company B on 12 June 1863. He was again promoted to Corporal in July or August 1863. He reenlisted on 21 December 1863. He transferred to Company A on 2 March 1864, and was promoted First Sergeant in April. He was killed in action on 6 June 1864 at Cold Harbor, VA.

References & notes

Service from the New York Adjutant General.1 His Antietam wound from McLernon,2 citing an official published casualty list. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1835


06/06/1864; Cold Harbor, VA; burial in Cold Harbor National Cemetery, Mechanicsville, VA


1   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, For the Year 1901, Ser. No. 28, pg. 360  [AotW citation 18314]

2   McLernon, Robert, Casualty List, 69th New York Volunteer Infantry, Meagher's Irish Brigade, Bloody Lane, Antietam, Maryland, September 17, 1862, Springfield (Va): R. McLernon, 2014, pg. 38  [AotW citation 18315]