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J.W. WIlcoxson

J.W. WIlcoxson

Federal (USV)


John Walls Wilcoxson

(1823 - 1888)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 39 year old Filmore, IN resident, he mustered as First Lieutenant, Company A, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861, and was commissioned Captain on 19 November 1861. He was wounded in the right thigh at Winchester, VA on 24 May 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the left side in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He mustered out on 4 November 1864 in Indianapolis.

After the War

He had been a resident of Emporia, KS since at least 1878 and was the Warden of Leavenworth state penitentiary at his death in 1888.

References & notes

Service from Brown1 and the Historical Data Systems database, who have him as John W. Wilcoxen. His gravesite is on Findagrave. His picture from one in Steven Russell's collection, posted with his Roster.


09/23/1823; Wilkes County, NC


03/20/1888; Emporia, KS; burial in Rosean Cemetery, Emporia, KS


1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 566  [AotW citation 18817]