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Lieutenant Henry Wilson, only son of U.S. Senator Henry Wilson, dies at his station in Austin, Texas.

Henry Wilson, detail
12/24/1866

Lieutenant Henry Hamilton Wilson was the only son of Senator Henry Wilson of Massachusetts and his wife Harriet.  He had left the U.S. Naval Academy to serve in the U.S. Army, reaching the rank of lieutenant-colonel commanding U.S. Colored Troops as a teenager. Accepting a regular commission in the the Sixth Cavalry after the war, he died, probably of cholera, in Austin, Texas.  He was twenty years old.  (By John Osborne) 

Source Citation: 

"Obituaries," The American Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events 0f the Year 1866 (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1873), 585.

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