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Civil War Records of Mason Wheeler

Grand Army of the Republic
Isaac Davis Post No. 138

Personal War Sketch for Mason Wheeler

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Comrade Mason Wheeler
Who was born the
day of
A.D. 1839
Concord County of Middlesex
State of Massachusetts

At Acton Mass., on Sept. 9, 1861, I entered the service, as private, in Company E. 26th Regiment, still holding the same rank at the close of the war.


By reason of enlistment, I was first discharged on Jany 1st, 1864 at New Iberia, La.


I again enlisted and was finally discharged on Aug. 26th, 1865 at Savannah, Ga. as the war had come to a close.


My first battle was on June 21st, 1863 at Lafouche, La. And I was also engaged at Winchester (Opequan Creek, Va., Sept. 19, 1964, Fishers Hills, Va., Sept. 22, 1864 and Cedar Creek, Va. (Oct. 19, 1864.)


I was confined at Fort St. Phillip – May or June 1862

“ New Orleans – July or Aug.1862

“ Savannah, Ga. –June or July, 1865


I am not sure which of these months I was confined in the different hospitals


John Wayne, Charles H. Parkhurst, Francis H. Stevens, and Aaron J. Fletcher were among my most intimate comrades.


Capture of New Orleans and the Battle of Cedar Creek I consider these two events to be the most important events of my army life.


I Certify that the Sketch of my War service as above written is true as
I verily believe  
Date Signed
We certify that Comrade Mason Wheeler
Joined Isaac Davis
Post No. 138 Department of Massachusetts G.A.R. Oct. 12, 1887
Held Offices of
F.H. Stevens
H.R. Knowlton