(1841 - 1862)
Home State: Ohio
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 30th Ohio Infantry
Age 20, he enlisted as a First Sergeant of Company I, 30th Ohio Infantry on 22 August 1861 and mustered into Federal service with them at Champ Chase, Columbus, OH on 31 August. He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant on 28 January 1862.
On the Campaign
He was killed in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862. Major Hildt later reported:
Lieutenant Wilson, of Company I, was mortally wounded in the neck, and died while borne off.
References & notes
10/12/1841 in OH
09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Fair Street Cemetery, New Philadelphia, OH
1 State of Ohio, Roster Commission, Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, 12 Volumes, Akron: The Werner Company, 1893-95, Vol. 3, pg. 419 [AotW citation 22231]