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Federal (USV)


Stephen B. Wilson

(1841 - 1862)

Home State: Ohio

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 30th Ohio Infantry

Before Antietam

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

His service from the Roster.1 His gravesite is on Findagrave. Thanks to Jim Buchanan for the promt to look into Lt. Wilson and the other men mentioned in Major Hildt's Report.


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]