Edward S. Wilson

Edward S. Wilson was a resident of Mansfield on February 25, 1864 when he enlisted as a Private in Co. H of the 5th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry; he mustered out July 19, 1865.

He was born about 1845 in Ashford, Connecticut to Nelson and _____ Wilson. After the Civil War, he moved to Eastford, Connecticut and worked as a farm laborer. Edward Wilson married Julia A. ______ about 1867. Children include: Wayland Wilson, born about 1867; Rose S. Wilson, born about 1869; George C. Wilson, born about 1872 and Dwight O. Wilson, born about 1875.

On August 2, 1890, he applied for an invalid pension, No. 868,253 that was granted under certificate No. 908,699. His widow filed for a pension on October 20, 1899.

Edward S. Wilson died on March 18, 1899 in Ashford and is buried at the South Cemetery in Ashford, Connecticut.

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