Wheeler, Austin J.
Age: 20, credited to Peacham, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 8/8/62, m/i 9/1/62, Pvt, Co. A, 11th VT INF, d/dis 12/15/62, (heart disease), regimental hospital, Fort Stevens
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Birth: 1842, Peacham, VT
Burial: Peacham Corner Cemetery, Peacham, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Francis Guber
Findagrave Memorial #: 120985477
Alias?: None noted
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)
Webmaster's Note: The 11th Vermont Infantry was also known as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery; the names were used interchangably for most of its career
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ObituaryFROM THE 11TH REGIMENT
Mortality of the 1st Vermont Artillery, from the 1st of September, 1862 to the 13th of March,
MR. EDITOR -- Below is a record of all the deaths that have occurred since the time above stated, with the exception of a few cases of varioloid, which have not been sent to us from General Hospital as yet. I will give their names and age, with the disease, and the date of their death.
Austin J. Wheeler, aged 25, disease of the heart -- sent home Dec. 15, 1862
The above is a true record of all that have died in our hospital, as before stated, making in all ninety-three cases in one year and a half. Perhaps some may think this is a pretty large amount of sickness and death in so short of time; and it seems that thus it is. I have been connected with the hospital department all the time, with an exception of a few weeks. We have things very convenient at present, so that the sick are, and can be well taken care of, and I think they do have all done for them that can be for the place.
Youre & CLamoille Newsdealer, March 30, 1864
W. J. Cheney
Courtesy of Deanna French