|James Harrison Wilson|
Full Name: James Harrison Wilson |
Born: September 2, 1837
Place of Birth: Shawneetown, Illinois
North or South: North
Other Professions: Assistant topographic engineer in Oregon, Army service in the infantry and the engineers, discharged 1870 at his own request, writer, railroad manager, served as Major General of Volunteers in Puerto Rico and Cuba during Spanish-American War, Boxer Rebellion, US representative to Edward VII's coronation.
War Service Highlights: He commanded 3rd Division/Cavalry Corps for Richmond campaign.
Died: February 23, 1925
Place of Death: Wilmington, Delaware
Interesting Facts: Probably the most distinguished of the "boy generals". He was the only officer promoted to troop command from Grant's regular staff.