Gideon Chilson
Waterloo, Seneca County, NY

      Gideon Chilson enlisted at Waterloo on Sept 15, 1861 in the 50th NY Engineers at age 38. He was mustered out June 1864 at Ithaca, NY. He then goes to Wayne Co, MI where he enlisted in Detroit in the 24th MI Vols, Co "C" Jan 6, 1865 and served with this unit till June 30, 1865. The 24th MI is noted as the unit that escorted Lincoln's body home for buriel. He was a carpenter by trade.

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