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Name:Nathaniel Claiborne Wilson
Affiliation:Class of 1861
Biography & Genealogy:Nathaniel Claiborne Wilson, Class of 1861: Born- September 12, 1839. Matriculated in 1857 from Fincastle, Va. At VMI 1 year, 1 month. At UVa 1859-60. Military Record: Entered service at Craig Court House May 15, 1861 for 1 year as Capt, Company B, 28th Va. On recruiting service February-April, 1862. Elected Maj May 1, 1862 at re-organization. Sightly wounded in action (face) June 1, 1862 at Seven Pines. Wounded in action (thigh) at Gaine's Mill. Went into Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg telling men "Now, boys, put your trust in God and follow me!" Killed in action. Died- July 3, 1863.
Additional Online Resources:Papers, including Civil War letter and Gettysburg Diary