JAMES HARRISON WILSON - (1837-1925) - Army Engineer, born near Shawneetown, Ill. Graduated at West Point 1860, early in Civil War became acting aide-de-camp to McClellan. As Chief Engineer of Army of the Tennessee, took part in operations at Vicksburg, and with the rank of Brigadier-general of Volunteers fought at Chattanooga, Missionary Ridge, and Knoxville. Given command of 3rd Division of Sheridan's calvary corps in Army of the Potomac, rendered valuable services, and after Shenandoah Campaign commanded cavalry corps of Military Division of the Mississippi. Raiding into Georgia and Alabama, captured five cities, 238 guns and many prisoners (including Jefferson Davis) within 28 days, for those services brevetted Major-General in regular Army. Retired 1870 to engage in railroad construction, but rejoined Army in Spanish-American War, commanding 2st Division of 1st Army Corps at Puerto Rico; took part in China Relief Expedition (1900).