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Wheeler, Mark M.


Age: 22, credited to Peacham, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT CAV
Service: enl 11/12/61, m/i 11/19/61, Pvt, Co. D, 1st VT CAV, reen 2/23/64, tr to Co. C 6/21/65, dis/dsb pow, Stony Creek, 6/29/64, Andersonville, prld 11/30/64, m/o 7/26/65

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Birth: 02/18/1839, Marshfield, VT
Death: 03/10/1916

Burial: Peacham Corner Cemetery, Peacham, VT
Marker/Plot: 138
Gravestone photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 120985556


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 10/30/1865; widow Cararie H., 3/20/1916, VT
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: Article


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Peacham Corner Cemetery, Peacham, VT

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Peacham Death of Mark M. Wheeler, One of the Organizers of Local G. A. R. Post After an illness of about a week Mark M. Wheeler passed away on Friday, Mar. 10, at his home in East Peacham where he had lived for the past 10 years. Funeral services were held at the M. E. Church on Sunday afternoon. He had been a member and zealous supporter in this church for the past 40 years. Members of the G. A. R. Attended in a body, four of his comrades acting as bearers. The Relief Corps were also largely represented. The deceased and comrade George P. Blair were the prime movers in the organizing of the Relief Corps and he had served as its secretary since its organization. Two sons are in Canada and were to able to be at their father's funeral. The rest of the family and a large circle of friends were present. There were many beautiful flowers given by the G. A. R., R. C. Ladies Aid and others by relatives and friends. Mark M. Wheeler son of James C., and Sophia (Gillman) Wheeler, was born in Marshfield in 1839, and came to this town in 1855. He married three times, first, Lizzie S. Clark, who bore him one son and one daughter, Elwin M., and Amy,. Who died in 1882, at the age of 16 years. The mother of these children died in 1876, and he married for his second wife Laura T. Adams, who bore him two sons, Harvey J. And Clyde C., and died in 1882. He married for his third wife Carrie H. White, in 1884, who tenderly cared for him during his last sickness. Mr. Wheeler served in the late war enlisting in 1861, in Co. D, 1st Vt. Cav., was at the battles of Bull Run, Gettysburg, Spottsylvania and Cold Harbor, was confined a prisoner at Andersonville and Florence, S. C., and served until the close of the war.

Source: St. Johnsbury Caledonian, March 15, 1916.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.