Pvt.James Wilson - 14th Virginia Infantry Company G


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Frederick14Va

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James Wilson
- Enlisted June 20th 1861, Clarksville Va (Mecklenburg County Va)
- 14th Virginia Infantry Regt Co. G (2nd)
- July 16th 1864; Wounded in skirmish action near Chester Station (Va)
- July 17th 1864; Admitted to General Hospital #9, Richmond Va
- One admittance account states "Gun Shot Wound in Right Lung"
- Another account states "Gun shot wound in Right leg - Tibia"
- July 28th 1864; Died at GH #9, presumed buried at Oakwood Cemetery, Richmond.
 

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James Wilson
- Enlisted June 20th 1861, Clarksville Va (Mecklenburg County Va)
- 14th Virginia Infantry Regt Co. G (2nd)
- July 16th 1864; Wounded in skirmish action near Chester Station (Va)
- July 17th 1864; Admitted to General Hospital #9, Richmond Va
- One admittance account states "Gun Shot Wound in Right Lung"
- Another account states "Gun shot wound in Right leg - Tibia"
- July 28th 1864; Died at GH #9, presumed buried at Oakwood Cemetery, Richmond.
The Official Losses for the 14th Virginia are very high, many men say the battle of Drewry's Bluff was the most murderous fire since Gettysburg. Some claim the Bermuda Hundred Campaign was "worse" than Gettysburg.
 

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Also affectionately known as the "Billboard of Richmond".... hence so many plastered advertisement hand bills all over its external walls.... evident in the photo as well....

General Hospital #9.. aka Seabrooks.... aka; Wayside and Receiving Hospital... It was kinda like a triage station facility within the Richmond Medical/Hospital system... Most wounded coming in off the field generally went there first.... and if able to move were usually quickly transferred out to other hospitals around Richmond...
 

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The Official Losses for the 14th Virginia are very high, many men say the battle of Drewry's Bluff was the most murderous fire since Gettysburg. Some claim the Bermuda Hundred Campaign was "worse" than Gettysburg.
The 14th Virginia lost as many if not more at the Battle of Chester Station on May 10th 1864... as they did at Picketts Charge at Gettysburg..... Then took heavy losses again on May 16th at Drewrys Bluff....
 

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James Wilson was from Mecklenburg County, Virginia. He was mortally wounded at the Battle of Drewry's Bluff on May 17, 1864. He died May 28, 1864. He served alongside my relatives in the 14th Virginia.He had several brothers who enlisted with him.
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Do you know if any of his brothers survived the war?
 

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Private James Wilson was a participant in the charge at Gettysburg. My attached draft map suggests the 14th Virginia received a bit of protection from Federal infantry fire by the rough ground/slashing in front of the 7th Michigan, but it was fully exposed to the destructive Federal artillery fire.

Two of his company mates whose cause of wounding is reported:
-Chandler, M. C., Private, G/14 VA, wounded by exploding shell on right shoulder.
-Newton, Patrick J., Private, G/14 VA, wounded right leg just above ankle by "grape" (probably canister).
 

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