James R. Wilkerson enlisted in Company D, 56th Infantry Regiment, NC, on October 23, 1864. He was wounded on March 25, 1865 at Fort Stedman, VA; hospitalized in Richmond, Va; and became a POW on April 3, 1865. He was transferred to Point Lookout Federal Prison in MD on May 2, 1865 and released on June 28, 1865.
James Wilkerson’s Certificate of Release from Point Lookout Prison:
James Wilkerson’s daughter and son-in-law, Arietta and William Dunn, are buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery in Orange County.
contributed by Joe Dunn, great-grandson of James R. Wilkerson