|Birth||Dec. 9, 1841|
|Death||April 3, 1930|
|Unit||112th New York Infantry, Company F|
Corporal Albert Wiltse
Company F, 112th New York Infantry
Wiltse was born in Panama (Chautauqa County), New York on December 9, 1841. He enlisted on August 26, 1862 and was mustered on August 30, 1862. He served about 33 months and received his discharge on June 13, 1865 at Raleigh, North Carolina. Wiltse enlisted as a private and was promoted to corporal on March 1, 1865.
The 112th New York Infantry was organized at Jamestown, New York on September 11, 1862. During his enlistment, the regiment was involved in several major battles and military operations. Some of them include:
Siege of Suffolk (VA) (April 12-May 4, 1863).
Battle of Drury’s Bluff (VA) (May 14-16, 1863).
Battle of Cold Harbor (VA) (June 1-12, 1864). Regimental losses were 37 killed, 82 wounded, and 3 captured on June 1, 1864.
Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond (VA) (June 16-December 7, 1864).
Battle of Chaffin’s Farm (VA) (September 28-30, 1864). Regimental losses were 10 killed, 37 wounded, and 12 captured on September 29, 1864.
Assault and capture of Fort Fisher (NC) (January 15, 1865). Regimental losses 12 killed and 26 wounded on the day of the battle.
Capture of Wilmington (NC) (February 22, 1865).
The regiment lost 9 officers and 122 enlisted soldiers in combat. In addition, 3 officers and 190 enlisted men died due to disease. The entire loss was 324 soldiers.
Wiltse died on April 3, 1930 at the age of 88 years. He is buried in the Oakdale Cemetery in Oakdale (Antelope County), Nebraska. Wiltse was a member of the Harvey Post (#182) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Tilden, Nebraska.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.