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PVT John Alfred "Alf" Wilson
Birth: Jul. 25, 1832
Death: Mar. 18, 1904

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as Private in Company C, 21st Ohio Infantry and a member of the Andrews Raiders. In April 1862, he was one of the 22 men which included 2 civilians who penetrated nearly 200 miles south into Confederate enemy territory. There they captured a railroad train at Big Shanty, Georgia in an attempt to destroy the bridges and track between Chattanooga and Atlanta. For bravery in the face of the enemy, he was awarded the Medal of Honor in September 1863. He is also the author of the book, "The Adventures of Alf Wilson". (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Family links: 
  Ezekiel Wilson (1807 - 1878)
  Hannah Bebout Wilson (1815 - 1839)
  Algeretta Hale Wilson (1845 - 1884)*
  John Alfred Wilson (1832 - 1904)
  James Derias Wilson (1835 - 1910)*
  Elizabeth Ellen Wilson Armitage (1837 - 1924)*
  Hannah Jane Wilson Muir Forrester Fish (1844 - 1929)**
  Serepta Ann Wilson Harrison (1846 - 1930)**
  George Albert Wilson (1854 - 1935)**
  Josephine A Wilson Tilley (1857 - 1942)**
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Union Hill Cemetery
Bowling Green
Wood County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Lot 174 Block 3 Grave 2
GPS (lat/lon): 41.42432, -83.66326
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jan 21, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 19663
PVT John Alfred Alf Wilson
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Thank you, Soldier for your gallant service to our country during our American Civil War. I have visited both "The General" and "The Texas" the locomotive which chased you and eventually caught up to you. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Jul. 25, 2016
- Barbara Anne (Brownell) Potter
 Added: Jun. 11, 2016

- Joyce Rea
 Added: Jun. 18, 2015
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