"T. G. Wilkinson, P. O. Chapel Hill, Lafayette county Missouri, son of James and Mary Wilkinson, of
Carroll county, Virginia, was born February 16, 1836. In March, 1854 he
came to Missouri, and August 5, 1857, he was married to Miss Lulu C.
Parish, by whom he has had thirteen children, eleven of whom are now
living: James T., Benjamin M., Charles A., Earnest, Anna P., Arthur T.,
Henry F., Frank H., Rosa C., Clarence O. and Lydia A. In December, 1861
he joined the Missouri state guards, company I, First regiment, Slack's
division. In December, 1861, he was captured at Blackwater capture, con-
fined in Lexington a short time, and then released. In August, 1862, he
enlisted in the confederate service, and was at Lone Jack and Columbus.
In September, First regiment Missouri cavalry was organized, and S.
Bullard was commissioned captain of his company and Wilkinson first
lieutenant. In 1863 Capt. Bullard joined the guerrillas, and he was
promoted to the captaincy. As private and officer he was in many battles
such as Carthage, Drywood, Wilson's Creek, Lexington, Newtonia, Cane
Hill, Springfield, Hartsville, Helena, and numerous skirmishes. He, with
Capt. Thornton, assisted in capturing Liberty Arsenal. He was with his
regiment in the last raid through Missouri, and was in the battle and
skirmishes of the raid, as Sedalia, Jefferson City, Lexington, Blues and
Westport. At the surrender at Shreveport, June, 1865, Capt. Wilkinson's
command surrendered to the Ninth Illinois, the same regiment that he had
assisted in capturing the year before on Red river, and being old acqu-
aintances, they had a grand jollification at the surrender.
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