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Wheelock, Nelson W.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 29, credited to Barre, VT
Unit(s): 10th VT INF
Service: enl 8/3/62, m/i 9/1/62, Pvt, Co. B, 10th VT INF, d/dis 12/3/63

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VITALS

Birth: 1830, Eden, VT
Death: 12/03/1863

Burial: Smilie Cemetery, Cambridge, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Deanna French
Findagrave Memorial #: 110088311

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, mother Saloma, 4/29/1867
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: 10th Vt. History off-site

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BURIAL:

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Smilie Cemetery, Cambridge, VT

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Nelson W. Wheelock

LAMOILLE NEWSDEALER: FEB. 17, 1864

At Brady Station, Dec. 3, 1863, of chronic diarrheoa, Private Nelson W. Wheelock Co., 10TH Vt. Regiment


LAMOILLE NEWSDEALER: FEBRUARY 17, 1864

JEFFERSONVILLE, JAN. 30, 1864

MR. EDITOR: --- The following letter was written to John S. Andrews, a member of Co. D, 11th Vt. Regt., formerly of Johnson, in regard to his brother-in-laws death, a member of Co. B, 10th Vt. Regt., from Cambridge.

BRANDY STATION, Va. JAN. 17, 1864

MR. Andrews--I received a letter from you a day or two since, wishing to know in regard to your brother (Nelson Wheelock's) death. I had, until I received your letter, supposed that the 1st Lieut., commanding the company at that time had informed his relatives of his illness and death, as I heard him say he should do so quite often, but it seems that such was not the case, and had I known it I should have written myself although I am not a member of the Co. The Captain of the Co. was taken prisoner at Orange Grove. The 2d Lieut.is away and the 1st Lieut. is now in Vermont on leave of absence.

Your brother was sick a long time with chronic diarrhea, and had the surgeons done their duty, he would have been sent to the General Hospital before we crossed the Rapidan. But they did not consider him dangerously ill at that time. He suffered much during his last few days, but lived to cross the river. He died the 3d day of December at Brandy Station.

During his illness he had as good of care as we could give him under the circumstances. He has had several letters come, but the Commanding Officer of the Co., I suppose has sent them back to his friends. I can also say he was a good soldier, ever ready and prompt to do his duty.

Yours truly,

Lemuel Abbot

2d Lieut. Co. D, 10th Regt,, Commanding, Co. B

Submitted by: Deanna French.