Charles B Wilson

BirthApril 1, 1840
DeathJune 19, 1937
CemeteryWyuka (Lincoln)
Unit34th Illinois Infantry, Company A

Private Charles B Wilson

Company A, 34th Illinois Infantry

Wilson was born in Rochester (Monroe County), New York on April 1, 1840. He was residing in Sterling (Whiteside County), Illinois when he enlisted and mustered in the regiment on September 7, 1861. Wilson re-enlisted on January 3, 1864 and served about 3 years and 10 months. He was discharged on July 12, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.

The 34th Illinois Infantry was organized and mustered at Camp Butler, Illinois on September 7, 1861. During Wilson’s enlistment the unit was part of many major battles and campaigns. Some of them include:

Battle of Shiloh (TN) (April 6-7, 1862).

Siege of Corinth (MS) (April 29-May 30, 1862).

Battle of Stone’s River (TN) (December 30-31, 1862 – January 1-3, 1863).

Atlanta (GA) Campaign (May-September 1864).

Battle of Resaca (GA) (May 14-15, 1864).

Assault on Kenesaw Mountain (GA) (June 27, 1864).

Battle of Peach Tree Creek (GA) (July 19-20, 1864).

Siege of Atlanta (GA) (July 22-August 25, 1864).

Pursuit of General Hood (GA/AL) (September 29-November 3, 1864).

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).

Battle of Bentonville (NC) (March 19-21, 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 on June 19, 1937 at the age of 97 years. He is buried in the Wyuka Cemetery in Lincoln (Lancaster County), Nebraska.

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