|Birth||April 6, 1845|
|Death||April 11, 1933|
|Cemetery||Forest Lawn (Omaha)|
|Unit||179th New York Infantry, Company C|
Corporal Robert S Wilcox
Company C, 179th New York Infantry
Wilcox was born in Bath (Steuben County), New York on April 6, 1845. He enlisted on March 31, 1864 and was mustered on April 23, 1864. Wilcox enlisted as a private and was promoted to corporal during his tour of duty. He served about 16 months and received his discharge on June 8, 1865 at Alexandria, Virginia.
Company C of the 179th New York Infantry was organized at Elmira, New York and mustered on April 23, 1864. The unit was assigned to the Siege of Petersburg (VA) (July 30, 1864-April 2, 1865). The regiment was at the Appomattox Court House when General Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia on April 9, 1865 and was part of the Grand Review of the Troops (Washington DC) on May 23, 1865.
Wilcox died on April 11, 1933 at the age of 88 years. He is buried in the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Omaha (Douglas County), Nebraska. Wilcox was a member of the Grant Post (#110) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Omaha.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.