Saturday, June 22, 2013

William Wheeler, 13th. N. Y., Artillery.

State Records of New York.

WHEELER, WILLIAM.—Age, 25 years. Enrolled, October 15, 1861, at New York; mustered in as first lieutenant, October 15, 1861, to serve three years; as captain, August 12, 1863; killed in action, June 22, 1864, near Marietta, Ga.; commissioned first lieutenant, May 30,1862, with rank from October 15,1861, original; captain, July —, 1863, with rank from May 26, 1863.

Official Records of the Union Army.

Chief of Artillery, Captain William Wheeler of the Thirteenth New York Battery, fell at ( Kolb's Farm ), shot through the heart by a enemy sharpshooter, whilst gallantly fighting his Battery.  During the short time of his connection with the division he had shown himself a gentleman of refined education and a gallant officer.

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