Sergeant, Company "K" 9th W. Va. Infantry
Company "H" 1st W. Va. Veteran Infantry


Edgar C. Wilson, circa 1900.

Submitted by Pauletta Joyce (Hoover) Davis, gr-granddaughter. (pjd2000@earthlink.net)

     Sergeant Edgar C. Wilson enlisted on March 31, 1862 in Mannington, (W) Virginia, and was discharged May 20, 1865. He served in Company K, 9th West Virginia Infantry and later with 1st West Virginia Veteran Infantry when the 5th and 9th Regiments were combined on November 9, 1864.

     Edgar, the son of Stephen S. and Hannah (McCurdy) Wilson, was born October 2, 1838 in Blacksville, Monongalia County, (W) Virginia.

     On February 2, 1881, Edgar married Prudence Ellen Tennant, born April 1, 1865. Their nine children were: Stephen F., b. August 1878; Roscoe A. b. February 1882; Cora, b. November 1884; Annie Mae Wilson b. February 22, 1887; Jessie H., b. February 1889; Oscar, b. September 1895; Earnest, b. April 1997; Dorsa, b. November 1899. Two other children, Bertie and Lorenza, did not survive childhood.

     The death of Edgar C. Wilson occurred on March 17, 1937; he is buried at Buzzards Cemetery, Hazelgreen, Ritchie County, West Virginia.


Rollcall Muster - Promotion from Corporal to Sergeant


Citation for Meritorious Service by commander.

      As indicated, this was approved by higher command and he was given ten days' leave. This leave benefited Sergeant Wilson as well as members of his unit, as he left on horseback with the letters of his fellow soldiers to deliver to their loved ones and return to the field with letters from home. Sergeant Wilson, a farmer, was also able to tend to his family and stock prior to returning to make his assigned Muster.

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