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Wilson, Harrison A.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 26, credited to Corinth, VT
Unit(s): 9th VT INF
Service: enl 6/12/62, m/i 7/9/62, MSCN, Co. I, 9th VT INF, m/o 6/13/65

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VITALS

Birth: 10/03/1835, Corinth, VT
Death: 03/16/1909

Burial: Corinth Center Cemetery, Corinth, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/10/1880; widow Mary J., 11/10/1916, VT, not approved
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

Webmaster's Note: If this soldier enlisted before 9/1/62, and was with the regiment on 9/13/62, he would have briefly been taken prisoner along with the entire regiment at Harper's Ferry. Read the unit's Organization and Service for details.


DESCENDANTS

Great Grandfather of Pamela H. Henning, Hubbardston, MA

Great Grandfather of Richard Gordon Wilson, Lone Grov, OK

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BURIAL:

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Corinth Center Cemetery, Corinth, VT

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Obituary

CORINTH---Harrison A Wilson, who answered the final call on Tuesday, the 16th, was born in Corinth Oct 3, 1835, being the third child and only son of John Wesley and Louisa (Thurber)Wilson.

His education was acquired in the common schools of his native town. He learned the trade of rope and thread spinner in the factory of Barnes Brothers at the Green, and also ran a saw mill on the brook between that place and South Meadow.

Early in 1862 he enlisted as a Musician in Co. G., 9th Vt. Vols. and shared the vicissitudes of that regiment until the close of the war. He was also a member of the regimental band.

After his return from the service he was for some years foreman for the Barns at Corinth and Bennington, and later purchased the saw- mill East of the Green, now run by his son, Willie H.

Mr. Wilson, who in early life acquired the sobriquet of "General", which stayed with him through life, was twice married, his first wife being Helen M. Cook, who bore him three children, Herbert A. Arthur G., and Nettie M. (the latter now being Mrs. J. P Wiggins, and all of whom survive him. Their two children., Lila ( Mrs. Harry Townsend) and Willie H. both of Corinth.

The "general" was one of the crack rifle shots of his regiment, and up to a few years ago, one of our most successful hunters.

For several years he has been a great sufferer from rheumatic and dropical trouble, and for some weeks practically helpless.

The funeral services conducted by J. F. Owens, at the Center church, on Friday the 19th, were attended by a large circle of friends and neighbors. A delegation of eight members of Ransom Post, G.A.R., of which Mr. Wilson was a charter member, was present, who when the body had been carried by his sons and son--n law to its final resting place, performed the impressive services of the Order, after which the remains were tenderly laid away to await the final revlille.

Source: Bradford United Opinion, March 26, 1909
Courtesy of Deanna French