Here's his service card: http://www.sos.mo.gov/Images/Archives/Military/s00904/s00904_1215.pdfDoes anyone know the final disposition of a Captain Thomas B. Wilson, Co. G, 2nd MO infantry.
He was excoriated by both Cockrell and Pemberton in their official reports regarding his behavior at Champion Hill and Big Black.
He allegedly allowed himself to be captured at Big Black and told Col. Gates, 1st MO (who had been captured as well) that he, Wilson, intended to take the oath of allegiance and then fight the Yankees as a guerrilla.
I was wondering if anyone on Fold 3 has ever checked his muster rolls to see what his disposition was in regards to the Confederacy.
If anyone knows or finds out, could they post it or PM me?
Ephraim M. Anderson, who served in Wilson's Co. G, mentions him a few times in his memoir: https://books.google.com/books?id=_H8vAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q=wilson&f=false
On p. 372 he says:
"Though Wilson, the captain of our company, was still in prison at the North [September 1863], General Cockrell appointed Lieutenant Alford to its command. Wilson's conduct at Black river had been censured by Cockrell, and he was disposed to advance Alford, whom he greatly admired. This circumstance, however, injured the character of Wilson but little with the men, who retained for him a strong personal regard and esteem, while, at the same time, they looked upon Alford as altogether equal to the position he now occupied."