Historic Markers Across Alabama



Major General James Harrison Wilson USV



Marker ID: AHA 
Location: on Maxwell Air Force Base near Chanault Circle, Montgomery, AL
County: Montgomery
Coordinates: N 32° 22.893    W 086° 20.721
  32.38155    -86.34535
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WME4V0
 



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Major General James Harrison Wilson USV
1837-1925


Exceptional American soldier, born Illinois, West Point Class of 1860, MG at 27. Civil War service: Port Royal 1861-62, Aide to McClellan '62; Vicksburg and Chattanooga Campaigns, Grant's staff '63-64, Chief of Calvary Bureau '64; Wilderness and Valley Campaigns, Commander Calvary Division, Sherman's Corps'64; Franklin, Nashville, AL & GA '64-65. Retired from Army 1870; pursued railroading career in U.S., Latin America, Japan & China. MG USV, 1898; War With Spain, Division Commander in Puerto Rico; Boxer Rebellion, Commander U.S. & British troops in China. U.S. representative at coronation of King Edward VII.









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