Albert Wilsey


BirthOct. 3, 1846
DeathDec. 2, 1921
CemeteryMoorefield (Moorefield)
PostPurdam (Moorefield)
Unit147th Illinois Infantry, Company C

Private Albert Wilsey

Company C, 147th Illinois Infantry (1 year, 1865)

Wilsey was born in Milbrook (Kendall County), Illinois on October 3, 1846. He was living in Mansfield (Kendall County), Illinois when he enlisted and was mustered on January 27, 1865. The 18 year old farmer enlisted for 1 year. He was mustered out of the outfit on January 20, 1866 at Savannah, Georgia.

The 147th Illinois Infantry as organized at Camp Fry, Illinois for 1 year on February 18, 1865. The unit was assigned to Georgia and spent its’ entire term of duty at that location.

Wilsey died on December 2, 1921 at the age of 75 years. He is buried in the Moorefield Cemetery in Moorefield (Frontier County), Nebraska. Wilsey was the last member of the Purdam Post (#332) of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) in Moorefield. In addition, he was a member of the Anderson Post (#32) in York and the Griffin Post (#87) in Stockham, Nebraska.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.


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