January 29, 1834 (Norwalk, CT) – March 6, 1865 (Tallahassee, FL); 31 years old
Married to Marth Guion Wilcoxson (1839-1872)
Enlisted July 16, 1862
Commissioned in August 29, 1862
Unit: 17th Regiment, Connecticut Volunteers
Promoted to Captain November 15, 1862 while assigned to Company I, 17th CT Infantry
Wounded and captured February 5, 1865 at Dunn’s Lake, Florida after engagement at Braddock Plantation.
Died from wounds received on March 6, 1865 as a POW at Tallahassee, FL.
While in the hospital Lt. Colonel Wilcoxson became acquainted with Rev. William Ellis of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Tallahassee. Following his death on March 6th, he was buried the following day in St. John’s Churchyard Cemetery. In early November 1865, Clark Thomas Cornwall of the Masonic Temple went to Tallahassee to bring his remains back to Norwalk. Mr. Cornwall’s journey and arrangements took nearly five weeks to complete. Lt. Colonel Wilcoxson’s funeral was held on December 13, 1865 with full Masonic and Military honors.
From The Norwalk Gazette April 18, 1865
St. Augustine, FLA
March 19th, 1865
While we bow in humble submission to the blow which our Heavenly Father, in His all-wise Providence, has seen fit to inflict, and acknowledge the wisdom of Him who chastens His people in mercy, not in anger, we cannot but express the anguish we feel on an occasion which deprives us of an earthly friend — one whom we have learned to love and revere — to whom we have looked for counsel, encouragement and direction, who has guided us with wisdom and judgment, and ever been a cherished, sympathizing friend. Such was he whose loss we are now called to mourn.
LIEUT. COL. ALBERT H. WILCOXSON
In the flush and pride of manhood, while his life was being devoted to the holy cause of Liberty, and the maintenance of his Country’s honor against incatine foes, impelled by no ambition but the promotion of his country’s welfare, and the advancement of his fellowman in all that tends to enlighten, and elevate with the noble band of heroes who have sealed their devotion to the cause of civil liberty in their blood, he has sunk to rest, to sleep till the last trump shall call him to mansions of his Father.,
To give faint expression to the loss which we, the Officers of the 17th Regt. Conn. Infantry, feel that our Regiment has sustained, and to give to her whose heart-broken grief no human aid can serve to assuage such assurance as words may convey of the sorrow which fills our hearts, we would adopt the following resolutions:
Resolved, — That in the death of our late Commander, Lieut. Col. Albert H. Wilcoxson, we recognize the loss of one who had endeared himself to us by his many virtues, his correct discipline, his bravery as a soldier and his fidelity to the cause of his Country, and his God.
Resolved, — That we tender to the afflicted partner of the deceased, our heartfelt condolence, and warmest sympathies, commending her to the care of Him who alone can comfort in the lonely hour of sorrow and distress, and give strength to support the fainting heart.
Resolved, — That the colors of the Regiment be draped in mourning, and that the Officers wear the usual badge for thirty days also that a copy of these Resolutions be forwarded to the widow of the deceased, and to the Norwalk (Conn.) Gazette, and Connecticut War Record for publication.
Henry Allen, Major
Sabin Stocking, Surgeon.
Elijah Gregory, Asst. Surgeon.
John S. Ward, Quarter Master.
Captains – Enos Kellogg, Wm. L. Hubbell, James H. Ayres, James E. Hubbell.
1st Lieutenants – John Harvey, Albert W. Peck, George C. Peck, Joseph E. Morehouse, Henry McDonough, Thomas P. Cave, Henry North, Wm. L. Daniels, Charles Smith Jr.
2d Lieutenants — George W. Shaw, Charles E. Doty, Morris Jones, George C. Lees, Horace Whitney, Henry E. Williams, Garrett D. Browne, Edgar S. Wilcoxson, Thomas B. Weed.
Buried in St. Paul’s Cemetery, 60 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT
Wife, Martha Wilcoxson, received a widow’s pension of $30 per month