WILSON (VETERAN CSA), HENRY L - Benton County, Arkansas | HENRY L WILSON (VETERAN CSA) - Arkansas Gravestone Photos

Henry L WILSON (VETERAN CSA)

Pea Ridge (Pea Ridge) Cemetery
Benton County,
Arkansas

CORPORAL
Company K Martin's Texas Cavalry
Civil War Confederate
1834 - July 31, 1920

*Obituary
Benton County Record
Friday, August 6, 1920

H.L. Wilson, former Confederate soldier and an old resident of Pea Ridge, died at his home there Saturday at the ripe old age of eighty-six. Mr. Wilson had always lived there and was at the battle of Elkhorn Tavern. He frequently told of his experiences on the Pea Ridge battle field. One instance in particular was when he and a party of other Confederate cavalrymen stole up on a party of Union soldiers who were on a foraging raid and had stopped before a grain field to replenish their store of fodder. While at work with the forage the troop had their guns stacked and no one on guard so the Confederate troops were able to take them all prisoners with no trouble. The death of Mr. Wilson now leaves but five or six veterans of the battle still living on the Ridge. He was laid to rest Saturday, a large crowd attending the funeral. Mr. Wilson's children, Dr. Wilson of Siloam Springs, Mrs. Martin and Miss Iona Wilson of Pea Ridge and his grandson, Ronny Wilson of Okla., were all present at his death.

Contributed on 6/19/08 by wfields55
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Record #: 30150

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Submitted: 6/19/08 • Approved: 3/29/16 • Last Updated: 4/1/16 • R30150-G0-S3

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