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Corp Edward S. Wheeler
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Birth: Jun. 17, 1844
Death: Aug. 13, 1914

Inscription: CO. G. 47 MASS. INF.

From Jen Snoots:

I do believe this is Edward S. Wheeler.
Info from the National Park Service database

Edward S. Wheeler (First_Last)
Regiment Name 47 Massachusetts Mil. Inf.
Side Union
Company G
Soldier's Rank_In Pvt.
Soldier's Rank_Out Corp.
Alternate Name
Film Number M544 roll 42

and from The American Civil War Research database

Biographical data and notes:
- Born Jun 17 1844 in Concord, MA
- Pre-enlistment occupation: Carpenter
- Last known address: Lowell, MA
- Edward S. Wheeler died on Aug 13 1914

- Residing in Concord, MA at time of enlistment
- 16 years of age at time of enlistment
- Enlisted on Apr 19 1861 at Concord, MA as Private

Mustering information:
- Enlisted into G Company, 5th Infantry (Massachusetts) on May 1 1861
- Mustered out from 5th Infantry (Massachusetts) on Jun 18 1862 (MO with deatch. paroled prisoners)
- Enlisted into G Company, 47th Infantry (Massachusetts) on Oct 15 1862
- Mustered out from 47th Infantry (Massachusetts) on Sep 1 1863 at Readville, MA (9 months)

Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) membership:
- General J. G. Foster Post (Massachusetts Post No. 163), South Framingham, Massachusetts
- Old Concord Post (Massachusetts Post No. 180), Concord, Massachusetts

- Promoted to Corpl (Full, Vol) (date not indicated)

Listed as:
- POW on Jul 21 1861 at Bull Run, VA (Paroled)
- Exchanged on Jun 1 1862 (Estimated date)

Sources for the above information:
- Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors and Marines in the Civil War, (Adjutant General, 1931-37)
- Massachusetts GAR: Journal of the Annual Encampment, (1907-42)
- GAR Dept of Massachusetts 1866-1947 (Sargent), (Heritage Books, Inc)
- Massachusetts Minute Men of '61
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Created by: Nareen, et al
Record added: Oct 30, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22566421
Corp Edward S. Wheeler
Added by: Nareen, et al
Corp Edward S. Wheeler
Added by: Nareen, et al
Corp Edward S. Wheeler
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Am a Civil War history buff who has a cover/envelope likely sent by this soldier to his sister, "Miss Mary D Wheeler" in Concord, Massachusetts (Box 174). It's canceled February 25, 1863 in New Orleans, where the 47th Mass Vol Inf maintained a contraband ...(Read more)
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