Willis, James

Rank: Quartermaster Sergeant

Unit: Field & Staff, 2d Dragoons

Enlisted: October 26, 1839 in New York, New York. He was 27.

Date of birth: 1812

Hometown: Wexford, , Ireland

Occupation prior to enlistment: Musician

Campaign: Second Seminole War

Died: 28 October 1840

Cause of death: Disease of the lungs

Location of fatality: Fort Heileman, Florida (Middleburg, Florida)

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Place of interment: Saint Augustine National Cemetery in Saint Augustine, Florida

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