Day, Wilson

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)
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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