Arthur Harrison Wilson
Details about Arthur Harrison Wilson
Date Period: 1881 - 1953
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Brief Description: Colonel, 6th US Cavalry
Origin: Springfield
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Arthur Harrison Wilson

​A Springfield native, Wilson attended West Point, graduating in 1904. In 1909, while a 2nd Lieutenant during the Philippine-American War, he displayed great bravery during fighting on Jolo Island, for which he was awarded the Medal of Honor. Wilson continued serving in the Army until his retirement as the commander of Ft. Brown, Texas, in 1942.