Colonel, 41st Ohio Infantry
|Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the Wayne County district
January 6, 1896 – December 31, 1899
|Preceded by||Charles A. Weiser|
|Succeeded by||Urias F. Wells|
February 20, 1835|
Cumberland County, Pennsylvania
|Died||June 5, 1910
|Resting place||Wooster Cemetery|
|Years of service||1861 1864|
|Rank||Brevet Brigadier General|
|Unit||41st Ohio Infantry|
|Battles/wars||American Civil War|
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Aquila Wiley (February 20, 1835 – June 5, 1910) 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. He received his appointment as brevet brigadier general dated to March 13, 1865.
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. Republican Allen T. Wikoff defeated him for the office of Secretary of State in 1872.
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- Quentin R. Skrabec (2008). William McKinley, Apostle of Protectionism. Algora Publishing. p. 73.
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