Civil War Records of Addison B. Wheeler


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
MASSCW, 3:94

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


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


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

Additional Information

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,"

Addison B. Wheeler is recorded in the 1890 special veterans census as a resident of Acton ("1890 Veterans Schedules,"

Addison B. Wheeler's name is included on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "The Men of Acton Who Fought For The Union."


See also:

Hosmer, The Town of Acton in the Civil War: 44.


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