Wilson, Byron B.
Age: 24, credited to Bradford, VTVITALS
Birth: 11/18/1836, Bradford, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Upper Plain Cemetery, Bradford, VT
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Byron B. Wilson
Byron B. Wilson, born Nov. 18, 1836, was a young man of talent, energy, and decided patriotism, a young man of estimable character, and much beloved, not only at home, but among his acquaintances generally. Early in the war for the suppression of the rebellion, Sept. 5, 1861, he enlisted as a volunteer in the service of his country, for the period of three years; or while the war should last. His regiment, the 4th Vermont volunteers, pertained to the command of Brigadier Gen. Wm. Smith, of the army of the Potomac. He was in several bloody battles, and on one occasion wrote: "No friend of mine shall blush to think that I feared, or ever failed, to meet the foe." Again: "There are many chances for me to lay down my life, before my term of service expires. One this is certain, I shall try to do my duty, to meet all contingencies manfully, and whatever may be my fate." Whatever it may be I am content, only that the Union be preserved." In the great battle of the wilderness, this beloved and brave young man was instantly killed, May 5, 1864, by a bullet sent through his head, and there, with many others, was buried. But they died not in vain. The Union has been preserved, and liberty proclaimed throughout the whole land, to all the inhabitants thereof. p>
Source: Silas McKeen, A History of Bradford, Vermont, …" J. D. Clark & son, Montpelier, Vt., 1875, pp. 258-259.