Acton Memorial Library
Civil War Archives
|Co.||Regiment / Ship||From||To||Residence/ Credit||Occupation||Notes|
|E||26th MVI||Private; enl. Sept. 9, 1861; must. Oct. 12, 1861||must. out Nov. 7, 1864||Acton||farmer||age 22|
|Co.||Regiment||Date Filed||Type||App. No.||Cert. No.||State||Beneficiary/Remarks|
|E||26th MVI||Aug. 9, 1890||Invalid||894 851||653 867||Mass.|
Recorded as member no. 76 in the membership roster of Isaac Davis Post No. 138 G.A.R., Acton, Massachusetts (Acton Memorial Library archives, 92.2.1).
|Date||March 28, 1919|
|Obituary||Concord Enterprise, April 2, 1919|
|Burial||Woodlawn Cemetery, Acton, Mass.|
Addison Bright Wheeler was born August 30, 1839 in Acton to William and Eliza Bright Wheeler (obituary).
Addison Bright Wheeler, age 15, Farmer, is recorded in the 1855 Massachusetts State Census for Acton, in household (dwelling no. 21) of William and Eliza Wheeler. Also in the household were Warren Rice Wheeler, age 14; and Everett Wheeler, age 11 (Lainhart, 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Censuses for Acton: 7).
Addison B. Wheeler, 20 year old farmer, is recorded in the 1860 federal census as an inhabitant of Acton, in the household of William and Rhoda Wheeler (dwelling no. 48). Also in the household were Warren R. Wheeler, age 19; and Everett Wheeler, age 16 ("1860 United States Federal Census," Ancestry.com).
Addison B. Wheeler is recorded in the 1890 special veterans census as a resident of Acton ("1890 Veterans Schedules," Ancestry.com).
Addison B. Wheeler's name is included on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "The Men of Acton Who Fought For The Union."
Hosmer, The Town of Acton in the Civil War: 44.
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