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
DIED OF WOUNDS RECEIVED MAY 6TH
WHILE REPELLING A CHARGE OF THE ENEMY,
IN THE BATTLE OF THE WILDERNESS.
Father: James Wilson. Mother: Ann Wilson. Educated at the Albany Academy.