Historical Rosters Database
Samuel WilsonRoster ID 713
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1858|
|Biography & Genealogy:||Samuel Wilson, Class of 1858 (17th out of 19): Born- November 9, 1838. Matriculated from Bacon's Castle, Va. At VMI 3 years (entered as a sophomore). Military Record: Unofficial source says he served 1861-2 as Drill Master for troops on the Peninsula. Elected 1s Lt, Company D, 10th Battalion Va Heavy Artillery (Jamestown Heavy Artillery; Capt C.S. Harrison's Company) March 25, 1862. To Adjutant May 2, 1863. Wounded in action (lost left leg) and captured at Sayler's Creek in same charge in which S. Crutchfield killed in action. Held at Ft McHenry, Maryland. Released on oath June 5, 1865. Post War Career: Commercial traveler (salesman); teacher; school official; real estate. Claimed that his greatest accomplishment as a cadet was "Making 'Old Jack' [Prof(later Lt Gen) T.J. "Stonewall" Jackson] laugh, "but gave no details. Died- December 30, 1913 in Soldiers' Home, Richmond, Va.|