John Shuler Wilcox 1833 1926. John Shuler Wilcox who served as the commanding officer of the 52ND Illinois Volunteer Infantry and was twice wounded during the Civil War once at Shiloh, and again at Corinth.John Shuler Wilcox was born in 1833 into a family with a well established record of military service to the United States his grandfather having served as a officer during the Revolutionary War, and both his grandfather and father having attained the rank of General in the New York State Militia. The Wilcox family moved to Kane County, Illinois near Elgin in 1842 and John experienced a childhood typical of most boys living on the frontier. Some formal classes at Lombard University, and studied the law in the offices of his brother, Wilcox was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1855. Wilcox enlisted in a militia company, the Washington Continental Artillery, when it was organized in Elgin ca. He served in this militia company until July 27, 1861 when he signed the rolls of Company K, when the 52ND Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment was mustered at Camp Lyon, Geneva, Illinois.
September 14, 1861 Wilcox was recorded as a Captain. As the 52ND known as the Lincoln Regiment - was organized and prepared for entry into the Civil War, Wilcox was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel. Following the Battle of Corinth, Wilcox assumed command of the regiment and in May of 1863 he was promoted to the rank of Colonel.
General Wilcox was with the 52ND during the Tennessee campaign in 1862 and was present at the battles of Ft. Donelson, Shiloh, Iuka and Corinth, Mississippi and in 1863 at Lays Ferry, Georgia. He received a minor wound in the shoulder at Shiloh, and a more severe head wound at Corinth which resulted in a permanent hearing loss in one ear. In the spring of 1864, Wilcox was summoned by the Governor of Illinois and the states Adjutant General to organize the 141ST Illinois Volunteer Infantry, consisting of the famous 100 Days Men mustered in at Elgin, Wilcoxs home town, to support what was seen as the final push to end the war. Wilcox remained on duty through the end of the war and was promoted to Brigadier General of Volunteers in March of 1865.
He was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic, The Loyal Legion, and the Society of the Army of the. Wilcox made his home with one of his daughters in Los Angeles, California and it was there he died in 1926 at the age of 93. He was interred at the Bluff City Cemetery in Elgin, Illinois. In 1840, he married Jan Mallory. By 1846, he had studied law and was admitted to the bar.Elected as a circuit judge in 1867, and re-elected in 1873, he had a hand in bringing the Watch Factory to Elgin in 1866. About the Watch: ELGIN National Watch Co.
Raymond 18k Gold Pocket Watch. Case: Massive 58mm in diameter 18s Solid 18k gold "leap" hunter case. Gross weight of the watch - 178.2 grams.
Outer covers: One side of the case is decorated with an etching of the Wilcox family house and the other side is decorated with Wilcox family crest. Case Hallmarks: Warranted 18k B&S. Dial: Double sunk porcelain dial with Roman numerals hour markers. Wilcox family crest in the center and photos of John Wilcox wife and daughter on the sides of the family crest. Raymond 15 jewels, key wind, key set.
Movement looks clean and is in working condition. Please Note: Crystal is missing. Grade/Model Run: 17 of 24. Movement Signing Style: Formal Script.
Raymond 18k Solid Gold 18s Pocket Watch American History Must See" is in sale since Monday, January 11, 2021. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Watches\Pocket Watches". The seller is "casinopawn" and is located in Englewood, Colorado. This item can be shipped to United States.