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N. Claiborne Wilson & Related Papers
The 28th Virginia Infantry on the March to Gettysburg

NCWilson1861 About Nathaniel Claiborne Wilson 

Wilson was born in 1839 and matriculated at VMI from Fincastle, Virginia in 1857.  He remained at VMI for a little more than one year, subsequently attending the University of Virginia.  During the Civil War he served as a Major in the 28th Virginia Infantry Regiment.  He was killed at the Battle of Gettysburg on July 3, 1863.

About the Papers (Manuscript # 0490) 

The collection consists of the Civil War papers of N. Claiborne Wilson (VMI Class of 1861) and miscellaneous papers of other family members.  Of the N.C. Wilson portion of the collection, the most significant item is a diary-account book fragment which includes entries (July 25th-July 3, the day of his death) from Pennsylvania and the battlefield at Gettysburg.

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