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WILLIAM C. WILSON
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Col. William C. Wilson, of Lafayette, Indiana, another son, graduated from Wabash College in 1847. He afterwards became a distinguished lawyer and fine advocate, whose reputation extended throughout the state of Indiana. Colonel Wilson was deeply versed in the civil and criminal law. He rarely lost a case, such as his keen perception and acute mind in grasping the material point in a case. Colonel Wilson was not only a fine lawyer, but also a soldier. On April 17, 1861, two days after Lincoln's first call for troops to put down the rebellion, Mr. Wilson hastened to volunteer as a private soldier in the Union army. Afterwards he was mustered into the service as captain of Company D, Tenth Indiana Volunteer Infantry. While in Indianapolis he was appointed major of the regiment. The regiment was ordered to West Virginia under General Roscrans. Colonel Wilson participated in the battle of Rich Mountain and was wounded in that engagement. He was mustered out with his regiment in August 1861. In the same month Colonel Wilson recruited the Fortieth Regiment, and in September became its colonel. The regiment was assigned to the Army of the Cumberland under General Thomas. In 1862 Colonel Wilson resigned on account of ill health, after a career that was very meritorious in every respect. At the time of General Morgan's raid into Indiana, Colonel Wilson raised the One Hundred and Eighth Regiment in a period of twenty-four hours, and became its colonel during the period of its enlistment. It was the desire of the regiment and other troops to capture this bold Southern leader. On May 24, 1864, Colonel Wilson was appointed colonel of the One Hundred and Thirty-fifth Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and was assigned to the Twenty-third Corps of General Sherman's army in the Atlanta campaign. The regiment afterwards was among a detachment sent back to Nashville in pursuit of General Hood. Colonel Wilson was honorably mustered out of the service at the close of the, receiving a commission from President Lincoln for his honorable, meritorious, and patriotic services rendered in defense of the Union cause. Colonel Wilson died at Lafayette, Indiana, in 1891.
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