WILSON, FRANCIS A. - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Corporal, Company B, 95th Pennsylvania Infantry.
Place and date:   At Petersburg, Va., 2 April 1865.

Entered service at:   Philadelphia Pa.

Birth:   Philadelphia, Pa.

Date of issue:   25 June 1880.

Citation:   Was among the first to penetrate the enemy's lines and himself captured a gun of the 2 batteries captured.

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)