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PVT John Alfred “Alf” Wilson

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PVT John Alfred “Alf” Wilson

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".

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  • Added: 20 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19663
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PVT John Alfred “Alf” Wilson (25 Jul 1832–28 Mar 1904), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19663, citing Union Hill Cemetery, Bowling Green, Wood County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .