Brigadier General, United States Army
Wilson of Washington, D.C.
Appointed from Washington, D.C., Cadet, Unied States Military Academy, 1 July 1849 (29)
Brevet Second Lieuenant, 6th U.S. Infantry, 1 July 1853
Second Lieutenant, 5th U. S. Infantry, 26 October 1854
First Lieutenant, 1 April 1857
Captain, 25 October 1861
Lieuenant Colonel, C.S., Assigned 26 December 1863 to 1 August 1865
Major, C.S., 20 May 1882
Lieuetnant Colonel, ACGS, 1 August 1892
Colonel, ACGS, 1 June 1896
Brevet Major, Lieutenant Colonel, Colonel and Brigadier General, 14 March 1865, for faithful and meritorious service durng the war
Retired 10 June 1896
Died 30 May 1901
GENERAL WILSON’S FUNERAL
Services from the Madison Avenue Reformed Church
Body Taken to Washington
NEW YORK, June 1, 1901 – The funeral of Thomas Wilson, United States Army, was held last evening at the Madison Avenue Reformed Church, the pastor, the Rev. Abbott E. Kittredge, officiating. The services were very simply but impressive.
Dr. Kittredge read General Wilson’s favorite passage of the Scripture, the ninety-first Psalm, and a portion of the fourteenth chapter of the Gospel of St. John. The music was by the congregation. Dr. Kittredge spoke briefly of the character of the deceased.
Among the floral emblems was a pillow bearing the initials “S.A.R.” from the Sons of the American Revolution, of which society the General was a member. The body was escorted to Jersey City by a delegation of compatriots, consisting of Stephen M. Wright, W. W. J. Warren, William A. Marble, Edward Payson Cone, and Edward Hagaman Hall, and were accompanied to Washington on the midnight train by Mrs. Wilson, her daughters, Miss Margaret and Mrs. Switzer, the latter’s husband. The interment will take place Sunday in Arlington National Cemetery with military honors.
He that dwelleth in the secret place of the
most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.