USCT Veteran – John Aquilla Wilson

A recent article published in the York Daily Record featured a veteran who served in Company B of the 32nd United States Colored Troops. John Aquilla Wilson grew up in York County, Pennsylvania and enlisted in February 8, 1864. After the Civil War, Wilson’s granddaughter “recalled that they used to go to Gettysburg every year so he could participate in a parade that honored Civil War veterans.” According to reporter Teresa Ann Boeckel, Wilson “lived to be 101 years old [and was] one of the last surviving Civil War veterans in York County.” The full article is available here. You can read more about Wilson on the York Town Square blog and in Wilson’s profile on House Divided.

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