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Federal (USV)


James Wilson

(c. 1819 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 122nd New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 43, he enlisted in Syracuse and mustered as Private, Company B, 122nd New York Infantry on 11 August.

On the Campaign

He died of typhoid fever at the Smoketown hospital on 7 November 1862.

After the War

He was originally buried at Smoketown but was reinterred in the new Antietam National Cemetery in about 1867.

References & notes

Death and burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History.1 His service from the Adjutant General,2 who says he died of typhoid fever at Sandusky, OH on 12 March 1864. His memorial is on Findagrave.


c. 1819


11/07/1862; Smoketown, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 4365]

2   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, For the Year 1903, Ser. No. 36, pg. 346  [AotW citation 25331]