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Hine Mullin Wilson

Obituary of J. B. Wilson, Orlando, Florida.

At the age of seventy-nine years, Capt, J. B. Wilson died in Orlando, Florida, on February 2, 1915. He was born in Morgantown, Ky., January 3, 1839, and enlisted as a Confederate soldier in Capt. Thomas H. Hine's company from Bowling Green, Ky., John H. Morgan's regiment with which he served through the battle of Shiloh. After that he went to Summit, Miss., raised a company and joined the 39th Mississippi Infantry in June, 1862, taking part in the battles of Talahatchie Bridge, Bolivar, Tenn., Corinth, Miss., Hatcher's River, and Port Hudson, La. He was captured and sent to New Orleans, from there to New York, thence to Johnson's Island, Ohio, and was released in 1865. During every battle his old negro servant, "Uncle John," was always near him, and when he was taken prisoner the old negro stayed in prison and cared for him the entire time.

Captain Wilson was related to President Wilson and to Gen. Wade Hampton. His wife was the eldest daughter of Mr. Robert Mullin, of Grenada, Miss. She survives him with two sons and two daughters.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, June, 1915.

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