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Wheeler, Daniel Davis


Age: 20, credited to Cavendish, VT
Unit(s): 4th VT INF, USV
Service: comn 2LT, Co. C, 4th VT INF, 9/3/61 (9/3/61), pr 1LT, Co. D, 4/21/62 (4/21/62), tr to Co. G, 1/18/63, wdd, Salem Heights, 5/3/63; Bvt CPT and ADC on staff of Gen. WTH Brooks, commanding 1st Division, 18th A.C., and later cmndng 10th A.C.; CPT (or MAJ?) and AAG, USV, 12/27/64, on staff of Gen. Ord, commanding 18th A.C.; LTC and AAG, 25th A.C., 5/26/65; Bvt COL, 3/65 for gallant and meritorious service during the war; m/o 10/19/66; 1LT, 67; CPT and AQM, USA, 7/2/79; pr. BGen 8/15/1903, retired 8/16/1903 (Medal of Honor)

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Birth: 07/12/1841, Cavendish, VT
Death: 07/27/1916

Burial: City Cemetery, Fredericksburg, VA
Marker/Plot: Phillips Plot
Gravestone photographer: Bob Hackett
Findagrave Memorial #: 7893992


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Nannie P., 7/18/1918, VA (d. 7/27/16)
Portrait?: Gibson Collection
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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This soldier was awarded the Medal of Honor

Daniel Davis Wheeler

Rank and Organization: 1st Lieut., Co. G, 4th Vermont Infantry.
Place and date: Salem Heights, VA, 3 May 1863.
Entered service at: Cavendish.
Born: 12 Jul 1841, Cavendish.
Died: 27 Jul 1916, Fredericksburg, Va.
Buried: City Cemetery, Fredericksburg, VA
Date of Issue: 28 Mar 1892.
Citation: Distinguished bravery in action where he was wounded and had a horse shot from under him.


John Gibson Collection


NARA File Number: W-121-VS-1869.