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Wheeler, John H.


Age: 22, credited to Brattleboro, VT
Unit(s): 4th VT INF
Service: substitute - enl 8/24/61, m/i 9/21/61, 4SGT, Co. F, 4th VT INF, pr DRMMAJ, 5/1/62, dishonorable discharge 7/26/62, by sentence of GCM, enlisted again 7/31/63, pr QMSGT 9/21/64, red 2/3/65, tr to Co. A 2/25/65, dsrtd 3/2/65

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Birth: 08/28/1839, Brattleboro, VT
Death: 04/12/1871

Burial: Prospect Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT
Marker/Plot: 4
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Bob Edwards

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not found
Portrait?: Guber Collection off-site
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


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Prospect Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT

Check the cemetery for location/directions and other veterans who may be buried there.


John Wheeler, a young man of dissipated habits, formerly well-known in this vicinity, died quite suddenly on Wednesday morning last. He was about 22 years of age.

Source: Vermont Phoenix, April 14, 1871

John Wheeler of Brattleboro fell in a fit on the platform of the railroad station at an early hour Wednesday morning, and died before medical aid could be obtained. He was left with a handsome property a few years ago, but spent his last night lying in a coal bin at the gas house. "Rum did it."

Source: Burlington Free Press, April 15, 1871
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.