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This Day in Georgia History

November 27, 1863

Claudius Charles Wilson Died

Confederate Brig. Gen. Claudius Charles Wilson died of fever as Union and Confederate troops fought at Ringgold Gap in Catoosa County. Wilson was born Oct. 1, 1831, in Effingham County, Ga. Before the war he served as a lawyer and state prosecuting attorney. In 1861, he became a captain in the 25th Georgia Volunteer Infantry, advancing to the rank of colonel in Sept. 1861. He served in the Vicksburg campaign, subsequently commanding a brigade in Walker’s corps at Chickamauga. In Nov. 1863, just prior to his death, he was promoted to the rank of brigadier general.