Civil War Records of Addison B. Wheeler

Service

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

Service Record (select pages from the National Archives): x
Service Ledger (Town of Acton): page  60-61 (PDF)

Pension

Co. Regiment Date Filed Type App. No. Cert. No. State Beneficiary/Remarks
E 26th MVI Aug. 9, 1890 Invalid 894 851 653 867 Mass.  

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  7 pages (PDF*) 

Grand Army of the Republic

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). 

G.A.R. Personal War Sketch

Death

Date March 28, 1919
Place Acton, Mass.
Age 79
Cause pneumonia
Obituary Concord Enterprise, April 2, 1919
Funeral  
Burial Woodlawn Cemetery, Acton, Mass.
Survived by  

Additional Information

Born 1839 in Acton. Brother of Warren R. Wheeler and Everett Wheeler.

Addison Bright Wheeler, age 15, is recorded in the 1855 Massachusetts State Census for Acton, in household (dwelling no. 21) of William and Eliza Wheeler  (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)  ("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).

Name included on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "The Men of Acton Who Fought For The Union."

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See also:

Henry L. Hosmer. The Town of Acton in the Civil War,  1861-1865.  Tucson, AZ: The Author, 2001. 44.

 

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