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Wilson, James Marden

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 33, credited to Hartford, VT
Unit(s): USV
Service: Additional Paymaster, USV 6/14/62, Bvt LTC USV 1/2/66 'for faithful service'; B7254m/o 7/20/66

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VITALS

Birth: 11/13/1829, New Hampshire
Death: 09/24/1887

Burial: Hartford Point Cemetery, Hartford, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Ginny Gage/Mary Davis
Findagrave Memorial #: 192651669

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not found
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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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

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Hartford Cemetery, Hartford, VT

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Obituary

Death of Col. James M. Wilson

Col. James M. Wilson died at White River Junction Saturday, aged 58 years, after a life full of public service. He was born in Derry, N. H., but went to California in 1849, and was soon made constable of Sonora. He was elected to the California legislature in 1852, and soon after became secretary of the board of pilot commissioners, where he remained till 1856. He then became clerk to the purchasing agent of the San Francisco mint. He was paymaster of volunteers in 1862, and was mustered out in1866 as lieutenant colonel and quartermaster general of New Mexico. He was appointed consul at Nuremburg, Bavaria, in 1869, where he remained nine years. He was at Hamburg one year till his health failed. He was then consul at Three Rivers, P. Q., and afterward at Milan, Italy, till 1885. He was a Grand Army man and a Mason.

Source: Burlington Free Press, September 27, 1887.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.