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Civil War (Union) 1
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Army 1
Rank:
Corporal 1
Birth:
18 May 1841 1
Decatur County, Indiana 1
Death:
22 Jul 1864 1
Tupelo, Mississippi 1
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Full Name:
John Franklin Wilson 1
Birth:
18 May 1841 1
Decatur County, Indiana 1
Death:
22 Jul 1864 1
Tupelo, Mississippi 1
Burial:
22 Jul 1864 1
Unknown 1
Residence:
Place: Farmers Creek, Jackson, Iowa 1
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Unmarried 1
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Civil War (Union) 1

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Army 1
Rank:
Corporal 1
Service Start Date:
10 Oct 1861 1
Service End Date:
22 Jul 1864 1
Enlistment Location:
Fulton, Iowa 1
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Brother:
Thomas Jefferson Wilson 1

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How John F Wilson Died

Iowa and the Rebellion - by Ingesoll. 
According to The campaigns of Lieut.-Gen. N.B. Forrest, and of Forrest's Cavalry By Thomas Jordan, J. P. Pryor.

This book lists John Franklin Wilson as killed in action at Tupelo. 

“The Federals lost here eight wagons, two ambulances, and one caiason, the teams of which, having been killed in Rucker’s attach, they were burned and abandoned.  The Federal troops chiefly engaged at this point appear to have been the 7th Minnesota and the Twelfth Iowa regiments, which suffered somewhat”. p 503 footnote.  (This is regarding the fighting that took place on 13th of July 1864 on the Pontotoc Road heading to Tupelo. )

“As soon as the confederates re-entered Tupelo stragglers went out to the hospital and stole about everything they could carry away.  The Federal wounded were later carried to a frame church where Sergt. Price, Corp. Wilson and Private Sernsen died, and there the survivors remained until July 23rd , when they were loaded into lumber wagons drawn by oxen which were driven by men who were detailed to remain at home to work at their trades, according to the custom of the confederates.  The ride over the two miles of corduroy road “south” of Tupelo will doubtless by remembered by all as the worst torture they ever endured.”

John Wilson died on the 22nd of July so he never made the trip to Tupelo.

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