|Birth||Sept. 14, 1846|
|Death||Sept. 19, 1934|
|Unit||30th Illinois Infantry, Company C|
Private Henry M Wilson
Company C, 30th Illinois Infantry
Wilson was born in Randolph County, Illinois on September 14, 1846. He was residing in Sparta (Randolph County), Illinois when he enlisted on March 30, 1864. Wilson was mustered on April 17, 1864 and served about 15 months. He was discharged on July 17, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.
He joined the regiment in the spring of 1864. During his enlistment, the unit was involved in several major battles and campaigns. Some of them include:
Atlanta (GA) Campaign (June 8-September 8, 1864).
Assault on Kenesaw Mountain (GA) (June 27, 1864).
Battle of Atlanta (GA) (Regimental losses were 25 killed, 9 wounded, and 7 captured).
General Sherman’s “March to the Sea” (GA) (November 15-December 10, 1864).
Siege of Savannah (GA) (December 10-21, 1864).
Campaign of the Carolinas (January-April 1865).
At the Bennett House (Raleigh NC) when General Johnston surrendered the Army of Tennessee (April 26, 1865).
Grand Review of the Troops (Washington DC) (May 24, 1865).
Wilson died September 19, 1934 at the age of 88 years. He is buried in the Clarks Cemetery in Clarks (Merrick County), Nebraska.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.