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Confederate (CSV)


Michael B. Wilcox

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 13th Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as a Private in Company D, 13th Georgia Infantry on 8 July 1861 at Griffin, GA.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by a gunshot in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

The bullet from his Sharpsburg wound remained lodged under his shoulder blade to at least January 1864. He was wounded again, by a gunshot to his right knee, and captured at Monocacy, MD on 9 July 1864. He was in US Army hospitals in Fredrick and Baltimore, MD to 9 May 1865, then sent to Fort McHenry, MD, where he was released the next day.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 online from fold3, and from Henderson.2


1   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 28620]

2   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964  [AotW citation 28621]