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Lester Sebastian Willson
Birth: Jun. 16, 1839
St. Lawrence County
New York, USA
Death: Jan. 26, 1919
Gallatin County
Montana, USA

Brevet Brigadier General. He enlisted as a private in the 60th New York Volunteer Infantry in August of 1861 and spent the next few months guarding the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in Maryland. By 1865, he had gained the rank of colonel of his regiment. He participated in campaigns in Virginia and Maryland and was severely wounded at Chancellorsville. Beginning in February of 1864, he participated in all of the battles of General Sherman's campaign from Chattanooga to Raleigh. As assistant adjutant-general, he received the surrender of the city of Savannah from Mayor Arnold and was the first officer to enter that city at the head of his own regiment. At the conclusion of the war, he was breveted brigadier general "for gallant and meritorious services in the campaign under General Sherman, resulting in the fall of Atlanta." He later administered the Soldiers' Home in Albany, New York. In 1867, he moved to Bozeman in Montana territory to join his brother in the mercantile business. (bio by: Thomas Fisher) 
Family links: 
  Ambrose S Willson (1814 - 1872)
  Julia A Hill Willson (1820 - 1887)
  Emma Dorcas Weeks Willson (1841 - 1923)*
  Charles Lester Willson (1873 - 1873)*
  Fred Fielding Willson (1877 - 1956)*
  Lester Eugene Willson (1879 - 1893)*
  Lester Sebastian Willson (1839 - 1919)
  Davis Willson (1841 - 1915)*
  Zelia Ellis Willson Harris (1844 - 1918)*
  Zelia Ellis Wilson Harris (1845 - 1918)*
  Harriett Lucinda Willson Nash (1846 - 1877)*
  George Hill Willson (1856 - 1934)*
*Calculated relationship
Sunset Hills Cemetery
Gallatin County
Montana, USA
Plot: OLD D 66
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Thomas Fisher
Record added: Jul 04, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14815478
Lester Sebastian Willson
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Lester Sebastian Willson
Added by: Thomas Fisher
Lester Sebastian Willson
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- Tracey Reid
 Added: Jun. 16, 2017

- poddop
 Added: Jan. 26, 2017
General, thank you for your service to our country during our American Civil War. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Jun. 16, 2016
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