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 John Wilson

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John Wilson Famous memorial

Birth
Albany, Albany County, New York, USA
Death 7 May 1864 (aged 25)
Virginia, USA
Burial Menands, Albany County, New York, USA
Plot Section 62, Lot 23
Memorial ID 7522069 View Source

Civil War Union Army Officer. He entered the Union Army with a commission of Captain in the 43rd New York Volunteer Infantry on Aug 3, 1861, having raised a company. He was subsequently engaged in the Battles of Lee's Mills, Warwick's Creek, Yorktown, Golden's Farm, Seven Days Battles, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Marye's Heights, Salem Church, Bank's Ford, 2nd Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Rappahannock Station, Locust Grove, Mine Run, and the Wilderness, and rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. On May 6, 1864, during the Battle of the Wilderness, his right knee was shattered by a Minié ball. The next day his leg was amputated, and an hour after the surgery he felt violent pains in his entire left side. At 3:30, he spoke his last words: "I can't stand it," and died. His remains were sent to Albany on May 25th, and his funeral was on May 29, 1864.

Bio by: Mark Bodnar


Inscription

DIED OF WOUNDS RECEIVED MAY 6TH
WHILE REPELLING A CHARGE OF THE ENEMY,
IN THE BATTLE OF THE WILDERNESS.

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Father: James Wilson. Mother: Ann Wilson. Educated at the Albany Academy.

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Mark Bodnar
  • Added: 1 Jun 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 7522069
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7522069/john-wilson : accessed ), memorial page for John Wilson (29 Dec 1838–7 May 1864), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7522069, citing Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, Albany County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .