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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1874

Vol. III

(Born O.)

William H. Wheeler

(Ap'd Wis.)


Born Brecksville, OH.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1870, to June 17, 1874, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 11th Infantry, June 17, 1874.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Sill, I. T., Oct. 1, 1874, to Feb. 10, 1876 (escort duty, Oct. 17 to Nov. 29, 1874, and witness before Civil Court at Ft. Smith, Nov. 8, 1875, to Jan., 1876), — Ft. Brown, Tex., Feb. 24 to Aug. 13, 1876, — Cheyenne Agency, Dak., Aug. 26, 1876, to May 23, 1877 (leave of absence, Dec. 18, 1876, to May 23, 1877), — and Scouting, and at Ft. Custer, Mon., July 24, 1877, to Aug. 1, 1878; on leave of absence in Europe, Aug. 1, 1878, to July 30, 1879; on frontier duty conducting recruits to Department of Dakota, and at Ft. Custer, Mon., to Oct. 6, 1880 (sick leave of absence, to Apr. 25, 1881), and to July 31, 1882, — Ft. Buford, Dak., to Jan. 10, 1884; in garrison at David's Island, N. Y., to Apr., 1884; on Recruiting Service, to Oct. 13, 1884; on sick leave of absence, Oct. 21, 1884, to May 8, 1885; on frontier

(First Lieut., 11th Infantry, Oct. 5, 1885)

duty at Ft. Buford, Dak., to Nov. 27, 1885, — Ft. Sully, Dak., to June 3, 1886, — Ft. A. Lincoln, Dak., to July 20, 1886, — and Ft. Yates, Dak. (sick leave of absence, Nov. 24, 1886, to May 24, 1887), to July 29, 1887; in command of Ft. Wood, N. Y., to Aug. 11, 1887; and on sick leave of absence, to –––––.

Vol. IV
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: On sick leave, until

Retired from Active Service for disability in the line of duty,
with the rank of Captain, Feb. 25, 1891

Vol. V
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Retired officer. — Residence, New York, N. Y.

Vol. VI
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(William Henry Wheeler, Born May 10, 1852.)

Military History. —

First Lieut., 11th Infantry, Oct. 9, 1885.

Captain, U. S. A., Retired, Feb. 25, 1891,
For Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

Recalled to active duty July 18, 1917; at Hdqrs. Eastern Department, Governor's Island, N. Y., on General Court Martial duty, July 25, 1917, to January, 1919, when he returned to inactive list.

Vol. VII
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Captain, U. S. A., Retired, Feb. 25, 1891,
For Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Capt., Ret., Feb. 25, 1891.

Vol. IX
[Supplement, Vol. IX: 1940‑1950]

Military History: —

Capt Ret 25 Feb 1891.

Died Larchmont NY 15 Nov 41: Aged 89.

Portrait and obituary at West Point Association of Graduates.º

Thayer's Note:

a Capt. Wheeler's birthplace is from the memorial article and biographical sketch at West Point Association of Graduates.

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