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John Wheeler
Birth: Feb. 6, 1825
Death: Jul. 2, 1863

Civil War Union Army Officer. He served in the Civil War as Colonel and commander of the 20th Indiana Volunteer Infantry, which he led at the Battles of Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. At Gettysburg his regiment was part of the Union III Corps line stationed in the Rose Woods on the ridges north of Devil's Den during the heavy fighting on the Second Day of the Battle (July 2, 1862). While the regiment was engaged in heavy combat, Colonel Wheeler was riding behind his command's battle line on horseback when he was shot in the temple and instantly killed. His name is inscribed on the 20th Indiana Infantry Monument in the Gettysburg National Military Park, which is located near the spot where he fell (Cross Avenue, Rose Grove). (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
Burial:
Maplewood Historic Cemetery
Crown Point
Lake County
Indiana, USA
Plot: Section C, Lot 40
 
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Record added: Jan 30, 2001
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Rest in Peace, beloved soldier. See you in Heaven.
- Mary
 Added: Aug. 1, 2014
Gettysburg: The Second Day by Harry Pfanz. Honorable mention. Thank you for your service to our country during our American Civil War. Rest in peace, Colonel.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Jul. 2, 2014

- MadelineS
 Added: Jul. 2, 2014
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