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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1864

Vol. III

(Born O.)

Edward D. Wheeler

(Ap'd O.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1860, to June 13, 1864, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 1st Artillery, June 13, 1864.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1864‑66: in the Siege of Petersburg, July‑Aug., 1864; on sick leave of absence, Aug. 15 to Sep., 1864; in Operations about Petersburg, Sep., 1864, to Apr., 1865, being engaged in the Action at Laurel Hill, Oct. 7, 1864; as Acting Asst. Adjutant-General, 25th Army Corps, about and in Richmond, Va., Jan. 31 to July 29, 1865; and on leave of absence, July 29 to Nov. 8, 1865.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., Nov., 1865, to Jan., 1866,

(First Lieut., 1st Artillery, Sep. 4, 1865)

— Ft. Wadsworth, N. Y., Jan. to Mar., 1866, — and Calais, Me., Apr. to July, 1866; on Court-martial duty at New York city, July 18, 1866, to Jan. 31, 1867; in garrison at Ft. Schuyler, N. Y., Jan. 31, 1867, to Sep., 1870, except while in arrest and undergoing sentence of Court Martial, Jan. 19 to June, 1869, — Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., Sep. 29, 1870, to Nov., 1872, — Charleston, S. C., to Apr. 11, 1874, — and Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), May 1, 1874, to May 1, 1875; on sick leave of absence to Oct. 15, 1875; on duty in Inspector-General's Office, Washington, D. C., to May 27, 1876; in garrison at Ft. Preble, Me., June 25, 1876, to May 6, 1877, — Edgefield, S. C., Tallahassee, Fla., and Columbia, S. C., Oct. 19, 1876, to Feb. 3, 1877, — and Ft. Adams, R. I., May 7 to July, 1877; in suppressing Railroad Disturbances in Pennsylvania, July to Oct., 1877; and in arrest, Aug. 18 to Nov., 1877; in garrison at Ft. Warren, Mas., to Dec. 20, 1877; absent without leave, Dec. 20, 1877, to Feb. 21, 1878; and in arrest at Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., Feb. 21, 1878, to July 2, 1878.

Wholly Retired from Service, July 6, 1878.

Died Oct. 12, 1883, at Pfeiffer, O.: Aged 44.

Buried, Grove Cemetery, Kenton, OH.

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