William J. Moulton journal 1862-1863
Little concrete information is available about the civilian, William J. Moulton, other than that he appears to have been a resident of Elmira, N.Y., a close friend of Capt. Melville C. Wilkinson of the 107th New York Infantry Regiment, and had a number of friends serving with the 141st New York Infantry. In December, 1862, Moulton accompanied Wilkinson when the Captain returned to Washington to rejoin his regiment, possibly to finalize arrangements for the resignation of his commission. Moulton spent almost a month in Washington, visiting soldiers, seeing the sights, and, at one point, sneaking onto a new ironclad ship moored in the Washington Navy Yard.