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James Harrison Wilson
Birth: Sep. 2, 1837
Gallatin County
Illinois, USA
Death: Feb. 23, 1925
New Castle County
Delaware, USA

Civil War Union Major General. He emerged from the Civil War as one of the most distiguished Cavalry commanders. After serving as a topographical engineer and aide during the first years of the war, General Harrison was promoted to field command in October 1863. He became commander of a Cavalry Division under Philip Sheridan, with whom he particiapated in the relentless cavalry fights and skirmishes in the Spring and Summer of 1864. Transferred to the Western Theatre, he commanded over 17,000 cavalrymen in the battles with John B. Hood's Army of Tennesse. He particiapted in the destruction of Hood's army at the Battles of Franklin and Nashville. In the spring of 1865 General Wilson put an end to famous Confederate cavalryman Nathan Bedford Forrest's command by overwhelming him and destroying his troops at the Battle of Selma (April 2, 1865). (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
Family links: 
  Harrison Wilson (1789 - 1852)
  Katherine Wilson (1803 - 1877)
  Ella Andrews Wilson (1846 - 1900)
  Mary Wilson Thompson (1867 - 1947)*
  Katharine Wilson (1870 - 1918)*
  James Harrison Wilson (1837 - 1925)
  Henry S. Wilson (1839 - 1873)*
  Bluford Wilson (1841 - 1924)*
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Old Swedes Churchyard
New Castle County
Delaware, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 39.73876, -75.54057
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Record added: Jul 10, 1999
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James Harrison Wilson
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Major General James Harrison Wilson
- Jonathan Robert De Mallie, Historian
 Added: Jul. 1, 2016
General thank you for your service to our country during our American Civil War. Rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Feb. 23, 2016
Your service to our country is remembered by the Sons of Spanish American War Veterans.
- Spanish American War
 Added: Nov. 28, 2015
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