Valley of the Shadow

From Compiled Military Service Records at National Archives

Personal Information

Name: Peter Eidson Wilson
Birthplace: Augusta Co.
Date of Birth: September 9, 1839
Physical Description: --
Prewar Life: 1860 Census, Farmhand, age 20, Northern District, Augusta Co.

Enlistment Records

Date of Enlistment: April 29, 1861
Place of Enlistment: West View
Age at Enlistment: --
Occupation at Enlistment: Farmer
Conscript Or Substitute: --

Service Information

Rank: 2nd Lt.
Company: F
Transfer Company: --
Regiment: 5th Va. Inf.

Military Service Record

Promotions: To 1st Lt. 04-29-1862; to Capt. 10-00-1863
Transfers and Other Services: In Augusta Co. collecting absentees 11-00-1864
Muster Sheet: Commanding Co. after 2nd Manassas until prom. to Capt.; after being wounded at Cedar Creek, later stated he did not return to his command until 01-00-1865; present at Ft. Stedman and Petersburg
Captured: --
Missing in Action: --
Prison: --
AWOL (Absent without Leave): --
Deserted: --
Discharge: --
Paroled: April 9, 1865; Appomattox Courthouse, commanding the 5th Va. Inf.
Notes: --

Casualty Information

Killed in Action: --
Wounded in Action: May 6, 1864; Wilderness, severely in both legs, one broken; Cedar Creek 10-19-1864
Died of Disease: --
Died of Wounds: --
Hospital: --

Other Information

Personal Life: --
Postwar Life: Farmhand 1865-1866; attended Roanoke College and Stratton College in Baltimore; merchant and Land Agent Staunton; member Stonewall Jackson Camp No. 25 C. V. Staunton
Date of Death: November 22, 1915
Place of Death: Fishersville
Burial Place: Thornrose Cemetery Staunton
Cause Of Death: --
Epitaph: --
Dwelling # (1860 Census): 943
Family # (1860 Census): 948