WELLS, WILSON.—Age, 18 years. Enlisted, August 30, 1862, at -Masonville, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co.B, September 27, 1S62; promoted corporal. October 1, 1864; wounded in action, November 30, 1864, at Honey Hill, S. C.; died of his wounds, December 2, 1864, in hospital, at Hilton Head, S. C; also borne as Wilson J. Wells.
CASE 219. Corporal W. J. Wells, Co. B, 144th New York, aged 19 years, was wounded in the abdomen at Honey Hill, November 30, 1864. He was taken to the regimental hospital, where Surgeon John R Leal, 144th New York, records the case as a "gunshot wound of the bowels; mortal." On the same day, the patient was transferred to the hospital at Hilton Head, where Assistant Surgeon John F. Huber, U. S. V., notes the injury as a " lesion of the small intestines from a fragment of shell." Death resulted December 2, 1864. A knuckle of the jejunum was divided, and the contents of the bowel had passed into the peritoneal cavity.
Burial: Beaufort National Cemetery, Beaufort, Beaufort County, South Carolina.