Valley of the Shadow

From Compiled Military Service Records at National Archives

Personal Information

Name: Joseph Alfred Wilson
Birthplace: Near Valley Mills, Augusta Co.
Date of Birth: December 25, 1837
Physical Description: --
Prewar Life: Moved to Mo.; Returned to Va. when war started

Enlistment Records

Date of Enlistment: April 19, 1861
Place of Enlistment: Churchville
Age at Enlistment: --
Occupation at Enlistment: --
Conscript Or Substitute: --

Service Information

Rank: 1st Sgt.
Company: I
Transfer Company: --
Regiment: 14th Va. Cav.

Military Service Record

Promotions: To 1st Lt.; Promoted Captain 02-12-1863
Transfers and Other Services: --
Muster Sheet: Enlisted as 1st Sgt.; Present 07-00-1861 through 07-00-1861; Present 03-00-1862 through 04-00-1862; Present as 1st Lt. 09-00-1862 through 10-00-1862; Commanding Co. 10-31-1862 through 02-28-1863; Present 03-00-1863 through 04-00-1863; Present 05-25-1863; Present Gettysburg Campaign, Shepherdstown, Droop Mt., Lynchburg Campaign, Hanging Rock, Cumberland, Old Town; WIA 08-07-1864; Retired 03-04-1865
Captured: --
Missing in Action: --
Prison: --
AWOL (Absent without Leave): --
Deserted: --
Discharge: --
Paroled: --
Notes: --

Casualty Information

Killed in Action: --
Wounded in Action: August 7, 1864; Moorefield, lost left arm,
Died of Disease: --
Died of Wounds: --
Hospital: --

Other Information

Personal Life: Brother of Daniel N., George W., James B., and John H. Wilson
Postwar Life: Farmer, Craigsville PO, Augusta Co. 1870 census; Member, Stonewall Jackson Camp, CV, Staunton; Helped Capt. Bouldin mark Confederate Cavalry lines, Gettysburg 07-00-87
Date of Death: June 24, 1917
Place of Death: Pastures Dist., Augusta Co.
Burial Place: Hebron Presb. Ch. Cem.
Cause Of Death: --
Epitaph: There was not a truer, more faithful, and braver soldier in our army.
Dwelling # (1860 Census): --
Family # (1860 Census): --