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Confederate (CSV)


Colden Wilson

(c. 1837 - 1862)

Home State: Mississippi

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 16th Mississippi Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a prosperous 23 year old clerk living with merchant William A Barr and family (including nephew Thomas M Barr) at Holmesville in Pike County, MS. He enlisted as a Private at Holmesville on 23 April 1861 and mustered as 2nd Sergeant of Company E, 16th Mississippi Infantry on 27 May 1861 in Corinth. He was elected First Lieutenant at the Army reorganization of 26 April 1862.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in the leg and captured in action at Sharpsburg, MD on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was paroled on 30 September but died of wounds on 24 October 1862, place not given. He may be the "Lt. Wilson, 18 Miss" identified on the Elliot map, shown buried near the Locher cabin west of the West Woods at Sharpsburg.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Military Service Records,1 online from fold3. His Sharpsburg wound also from a casualty list in the New Orleans Times-Picayune of 29 October 1862. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860.


c. 1837 in MS




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 29638]