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39th Georgia Infantry (CSA)
Ancestor Info
Name: Edward WilsonRank: Private Company: A

Edward Wilson was born 20 July 1827 in North Carolina. He married Elizabeth Burleson (1828-1913) in 1848 and had 10 children together. He died in his sleep 19 July 1923 in Bland, Bell Co., Texas. He is buried next to his wife at Moffat Cemetery, Moffat, Bell Co., Texas. Edward enlisted as a private on 10 Mar 1862 in the 39th Regiment, Georgia Infantry, Company A, Cohutta Rangers. He was in captured 18 May 1863, at Edward Station, Mississippi: the Battle of Champion's Hill. He was on a list of Paroled Prisoners in Camp at Demopolis, Marengo Co., Alabama 5 Jun 1863. He signed the Oath of Allegiance 16 Mar 1864, Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., Tennessee. There is a family story of Edward crawling into a ditch and playing dead until he was captured by Union troops.

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