Day, Wilson

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Wilson Day was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania around 1840 and served in the 3rd United States Colored Troops. According to his service records, Day worked as a wagoner before the Civil War. In June 1863 he joined Company A of the 3rd USCT in Philadelphia as a sergeant. Several weeks later, however, officers reduced him in rank to private. The War Department ordered the 3rd USCT to Morris Island, South Carolina, where it participated in the siege of Fort Wagner in 1863. In February 1864 the regiment was sent to Florida and it remained in that theater until it was disbanded. While he received a promotion to corporal on October 17, 1865, Day was mustered out on October 31 while stationed in Jacksonville, Florida. (By Don Sailer)

Life Summary

Full name
  Wilson Day
Place of Birth
Birth Date Certainty
  Estimated
Gender
  Male
Race
  Black
Sectional choice
  North
Origins
  Free State
Occupation
  Military
  Other
Other Occupation
  Wagoner
Relation to Slavery
  Free black
Military
  Union Army

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