Savillian or Civilian M. Wilson was born in 1838 in Jefferson County, New York, the son of Abel (b. 1803) and Mary (b. 1807)
New Yorkers Abel and Mary were married presumably in New york where they resided for some years. By 1840 Abel may have been living in LeRoy, Jefferson County, New York, and in 1840 he was probably living in Philadelphia, Jeffeerson County, New York. In 1850 “Cevillian” was attending school with two of his siblings and living with his family in Antwerp, Jefferson County, New York. “Savillian” left New York and came to western Michigan sometime before the war broke out.
He stood 5’7” with gray eyes, black hair and a light complexion and was a 23-year-old furnace-man possibly living in Kent County when he enlisted in Company B on May 13, 1861. He was reported sick in a hospital from July of 1862 through February of 1863, and was a Corporal when he was discharged on March 16, 1863, at Camp Pitcher, Virginia, for consumption of the right lung. “He has been,” wrote the discharging physician, “under treatment in Regimental and Division hospital during the greater part of the time for at least four months.”
In 1864 he applied for and received a pension (no. 42084) but the certificate was never granted.
There is no further record.