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Wilson, James R.


Age: 21, credited to Shrewsbury, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF
Service: enl 6/1/61, m/i 6/20/61, MSCN, Co. B, 2nd VT INF, wdd, Savage's Station, 6/29/62, pow, Savage's Station, 6/29/62, prld, n.d., m/o 6/29/64; enl 9/9/64, m/i 9/9/64, Pvt, Co. B, 2nd VT INF, MSCN, m/o 6/19/65

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Birth: 1840, England
Death: 11/24/1927

Burial: Spafford Cemetery, Clarendon, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: John Arsenault
Findagrave Memorial #: 33997761


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 12/17/1878; widow Emily, 12/21/1927, VT
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None


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Spafford Cemetery, Clarendon, VT

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Civil War Veteran Dies

James R. Wilson, 96, Civil War veteran, died Thursday at his home, 280 South Main st., Rutland, after nine days' illness. Funeral services will be held at the house of his daughter, Mrs. C. H. Webster, 279 South Main st., Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock.

Mr., Wilson was a drummer boy in Company B, Second Vermont regiment. He was wounded on June 29, 1862, at Savage Station, Va., and was captured, being confined in a rebel prison.

Born in London, England, August 24, 1837, he came to the United States when 12 years old. He spent the greater part of his life in Shrewsbury, where he carried on a farm until 18 years ago when he moved to Rutland.

Source: St. Albans Daily Messenger, November 26, 1927.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.