WILSON, CHRISTOPHER W. - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Private, Company E, 73d New York Infantry. Place and date: At Spotsylvania. Va., 12 May 1864.

Entered service at:   West Meriden, Conn.

Birth:   Ireland.

Date of issue:   30 December 1898.

Citation:   Took the flag from the wounded color bearer and carried it in the charge over the Confederate works, in which charge he also captured the colors of the 56th Virginia (C.S.A.) bringing off both flags in safety.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)