Charles Irving Wilson of the District of Columbia
Appointed from New York, Assistant Surgeon, 28 May 1861
Breveted Captain, 13 March 1865 for meritorious and distinguished service in the battles of Todds Tavern and Yellow Tavern, Virginia; Major, 13 March 1865 for highly meritorious and distinguished service in his Department in 12 engagements in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia
Resigned 1 January 1867
Captain, 16th United States Infantry, 22 January 1867
Breveted Major, 2 March 1867 for meritorious service in the battle of Todds Tavern, Virginia
Unassigned, 17 April 1869
Assigned to the 14th United States Infantry, 15 December 1870
Honorably discharged 21 December 1870 at his own request
Major, Paymaster, 3 March 1875
Lieutenant Colonel, Department of the Provost Marshal General, 10 June 1898
Colonel, APMG, 12 July 1899
Retired 3 May 1901
General Wilson died in 1903 and was buried in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery. His wife, Gertrude Houston Wilson, 1843-1923, is buried with him.
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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