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Wheeler, William Allen


Age: 26, credited to Colchester, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF
Service: enl 9/6/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. D, 13th VT INF, m/o 7/21/63

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Birth: abt 1836, Granville, NY
Death: Before 08/19/1890


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Alice, 8/19/1890, NY
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: 13th Vt. History off-site


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W. ALLEN WHEELER the last man on the roll of Company D, one of the last men in company line, owing to his short stature, and the last man for whom I shall write a few words to go into these individual sketches of the men of our company. Comrade Wheeler was quiet and reticent, but courteous to every one and every day alike. The only incident in particular that I recall in connection with him occurred a short time before we were ordered to follow up Lee's army. He discovered in some way that I had an extra pair of shoes, and as his own were quite dilapidated, wanted to buy mine. We traded, he taking the shoes and I two dollars. I have thought since that I took too much, but considering the value they must have been to him on the long march, I now conclude that he got more out of the trade than I did. I know nothing of Allen Wheeler for a few years after the war, when I learned of his death by accidental drowning in Lake Champlain.

Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 541