COL Wheeler, John

John Wheeler

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Born: February 6, 1825

Birthplace: New Milford, Connecticut

Father: Johnson Wheeler 1797 – 1870

Mother: Sally Burr 1802 – 1858

Wife: Ann Calkins Jones 1831 – 1879
(Buried: Maplewood Historic Cemetery, Crown Point, Indiana)​

Children:

1st Sgt. John Johnson Walker 1848 – 1917​
(Buried: Maplewood Historic Cemetery, Crown Point, Indiana)​

Occupation before War:

Farmer and Teacher in Lake County, Indiana​
Surveyor of Lake County, Indiana​
1857: Founder of Crown Point Register Newspaper
1857 – 1863: Owner and Editor of Crown Point Register Newspaper

Civil War Service:

1861: Recruiter of Company B, 20th Indiana Infantry Regiment​
1861 – 1863: Captain of Company B, 20th Indiana Infantry Regiment​
1861 – 1862: Stationed in North Carolina​
1862: Witnessed the fighting of U.S.S. Monitor VS. C.S.S. Virginia​
1862: Served in the Battle of Oak Grove, Virginia​
1862: Served in the Battle of Malvern Hill, Virginia​
1862: Acting Regimental Commander, Second Battle of Bull Run​
1862: Served on the left flank at Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia​
1863: Promoted Colonel of his regiment on February 11th
1863: Colonel of 20th Indiana Infantry Regiment​
1863: Served near Hazel Grove Area, Battle of Chancellorsville​
1863: Led 496 men onto the field at the Battle of Gettysburg​
1863: Killed around Devils Den and Rose Woods, at Gettysburg​
1863: Riding behind his command’s battle line, when he was killed​

Died: July 2, 1863

Place of Death: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Cause of Death: Killed by gun shots to his temple, was killed instantly

Age at time of Death: 38 years old

Burial Place: Maplewood Historic Cemetery, Crown Point, Indiana
 
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