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Wheeler, Henry Clay


Age: 18, credited to Middlebury, VT
Unit(s): 5th VT INF
Service: enl 8/22/61, m/i 9/16/61, Pvt, Co. B, 5th VT INF, pow, Savage's Station, 6/29/62, prld 8/3/62, wdd, Savage's Station, 6/29/62, dis/wds, 9/19/62

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Birth: 07/09/1839, Middlebury, VT
Death: 07/09/1907

Burial: Foote Street Cemetery, Middlebury, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Alan Lathrop
Findagrave Memorial #: 34878065


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 11/13/1862; widow Mary A., 12/28/1916, MA
Portrait?: Unknown
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)

Remarks: None


2nd Great Granduncle of Barry Whitney, Brandon, VT

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Foote Street Cemetery, Middlebury, VT

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Henry C. Wheeler

St. Albans Daily Messenger

July 11, 1907

Death of Civil War Veteran

Henry C. Wheeler, aged 66 years, died at his home in Middlebury Tuesday, July 9 - Mr. Wheeler was an active member of William P. Russell Post, G.A.R. He was in Company B, 5th Vt. Vols., and enlisted in 1861 at the age of 18 years, serving during the Civil War with honor. He was shot six times during the battle of Savage Station. Mr. Wheeler is survived by two sons, Charles Wheeler and Fred Wheeler, both of Middlebury. Mrs. Wheeler died several years ago. Mr. Wheeler was born 66 years ago July 9, and on the same day of the week on which he died.

Contributed by Tom Boudreau.

Webmaster's note: The exact same obituary, except the name was Henry Wilson, was published in the Barre Times. There was no Henry Wilson in the 5th Vermont Infantry.