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Wheeler, Hiram

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 21, credited to Elmore, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 8/11/62, m/i 9/1/62, Pvt, Co. D, 11th VT INF, d/dis 2/25/63 (typhoid pneumonia)

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VITALS

Birth: abt 1841, Newport, NH
Death: 02/25/1863

Burial: Soldiers Home National Cemetery, Washington, DC
Marker/Plot: H 3850
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 35810609

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Alvira C., 3/30/1863
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

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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Soldiers Home National Cemetery, DC

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Hiram A. Wheeler

Lamoille County Newsdealer, March 12, 1863:

In the hospital near Fort Massachusetta, Feb. 25th, of measles, Hiram A. Wheeler of Morristown, a member of Co. D., 11th Regiment Vermont: aged 22 years, one month.

Submitted by: Deanna French.

Report

From the 11th Regiment
Mortality of the 1st Vt. Artillery, from the 1st of September, 1862 to the 13th of March, 1864.

March, 18th, 1864
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 their diseases and the date of their death:--

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Hiram Wheeler, Battery D, aged 21 years, of typhoid pneumonia -- buried at Soldiers' Home, Feb. 23d, 1863.
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The above is a true record of all that have died in our hospital, as before state, making in all, ninety-three cases in one year and a half. Perhaps some may think this a pretty large amount of sickness and death in so short a time; but it seems that thus it is. I have been connected with the hospital department all the time, with the exception of a few weeks. We have things very convenient at present, so that the sick are, or can be, well taken care of; and I think that they do have all done for them that can be, for the place.
Yours &c., W. J. Cheney.

Source: Lamoille Newsdealer, 30 Mar 1864.
Courtesy of Deanna French