W. H. Wilson

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W. H. Wilson
Co. A. 5. Vir. Inf.
April 1, 1911
Age 69 yrs.
Full Name: W. H. Wilson
Location: Section:Confederate Field, Section 1 (F)
Row:B  Number:8
Reason for Eligibility: Confederate Veteran 
Birth Date: 1842 
Died: April 1, 1911 
Burial Date: April 1, 1911 
Confederate Home Roster Information:
Birth Place: Missouri 
Occupation: Architect 
Marital Status: Single 
Came To Texas: 1866 
Residence: Dallas, Texas 
Admitted To Home: May 5, 1910 
Religion: Presbyterian 
Army: Northern Virginia 
Brigade: Jackson's 
Regiment: 5th Virginia Inf. 

WILSON, W. H. (1842~1911) W.H. Wilson was born in Missouri in 1842. During the Civil War he served in Company A, 5th Virginia Infantry, Jackson's Brigade. The 5th Virginia organized in Augusta County May 1861, and consolidated with the 2nd, 4th, 27th, and 33rd Infantry regiments May 1864 to April 1865. The 5th participated in numerous battles including 1st Bull Run, 2nd Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, The Wilderness, and the Petersburg Siege. On April 9, 1865 surrendered at Appomattox Court House, Virginia by General Lee.

Wilson came to Texas in 1866 and lived in Dallas, Dallas County where he was a member of the Presbyterian Church. He was a single architect who lost an eye, perhaps in the war. On May 5, 1910 he was admitted to the Confederate Men's Home where he died April 1, 1911.

Information taken from Texas State Cemetery file materials.

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