Aquila Wiley

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Aquila Wiley
Aquila Wiley - 41st Ohio.jpg
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the Wayne County district
In office
January 6, 1896 – December 31, 1899
Preceded by Charles A. Weiser
Succeeded by Urias F. Wells
Personal details
Born (1835-02-20)February 20, 1835
Cumberland County, Pennsylvania
Died June 5, 1910(1910-06-05) (aged 75)
Wooster, Ohio
Resting place Wooster Cemetery
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Emma Pawer
Children two
Military service
Allegiance United States
Service/branch Union Army
Years of service 1861 1864
Rank Brevet Brigadier General
Unit 41st Ohio Infantry
Battles/wars American Civil War

Aquila Wiley (February 20, 1835 – June 5, 1910)[1] was an American Union brevet brigadier general during the period of the American Civil War. Born in Pennsylvania, he served with the 41st Ohio Volunteers. He enlisted in September 1861 and was promoted to the rank of major on March 1, 1862. Wiley was wounded in the Battle of Shiloh and afterwards was promoted to lieutenant colonel on November 20, 1862, but he was later much more seriously wounded at the Battle of Missionary Ridge, causing him to have his leg amputated.[2] He received his appointment as brevet brigadier general dated to March 13, 1865.[3]

After the war, he was a Democratic politician. Congressman and future president William McKinley defeated him in 1878 by a vote count of 15,489 to 14,255.[4] Republican Allen T. Wikoff defeated him for the office of Secretary of State in 1872.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Dennis Segelquist. "Friday, January 27, 2012: Colonel Aquia Wiley". Retrieved 2012-04-21. 
  2. ^ Dennis Segelquist. "Sunday, September 18, 2011: Colonel Aquila Wiley". Retrieved 2012-04-21. 
  3. ^ The Photographic History of the Civil War: Three Volumes in One. New York: Random House Value Publishing, Inc. 1983. p. 316. 0-517-20155-0. 
  4. ^ Quentin R. Skrabec (2008). William McKinley, Apostle of Protectionism. Algora Publishing. p. 73. 

External links[edit]

Aquila Wiley at Find a Grave