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U.S. Civil War - U.S. Army

Francis A Wilson

  • Rank: Corporal
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company B,
    95th Pennsylvania Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: April 2, 1865
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Petersburg, Virginia, USA
Was among the first to penetrate the enemy's lines and himself captured a gun of the two batteries captured.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: June 25, 1880
  • Born: 1840, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA, United States
  • Died: July 11, 1888
  • Buried: Mount Moriah Cemetery (210-231 North line), Philadelphia, PA, United States

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