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Capt Thomas J. Wheeler
Birth: Nov. 28, 1837
Steubenville
Jefferson County
Ohio, USA
Death: Jul. 28, 1863
Gettysburg
Adams County
Pennsylvania, USA

~ SGT-LT-CAPT, Co A, 75th OH Inf
~ PVT, Co D, 2nd OH Inf

Thomas was the oldest son of James & Mary Wheeler. He first joined Co. D, 2nd Ohio Vol's as a Private, serving a 90 day enlistment in 1861! He then joined the 75th Ohio Vol. Inf. as a SGT, was once captured and traded by the REBS at 2nd Bull Run! He then recieved promotions to 2nd LT, and then 1st LT of Co. A! On 1 July 1863, on the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg, he was first shot thru the wrist and refused to leave the field, then was hit in the groin, and before he could be removed from the field, was hit a 3rd time in the spine! He was taken to the George Spangler Farm/11th Corps Hospital where he died 27 days later on 28 July, 1863! He was posthumously promoted to the rank of Captain and his body was shipped home by train and buried at the Ingomar ME Church Cemetery in Allegheny Co., PA! A TRUE HERO OF GETTYSBURG!

 
 
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 Parents:
  James Wheeler (1810 - 1872)
  Mary Lewis Wheeler (1814 - 1880)
 
 Siblings:
  Thomas J. Wheeler (1837 - 1863)
  James Turnbull Wheeler (1843 - 1864)*
  Robert Wheeler (1845 - 1937)*
  David Wheeler (1848 - 1874)*
  Mary Wheeler Cypher (1851 - 1934)**
  Benjamin Wheeler (1853 - 1871)*
  Nancy Wheeler (1858 - 1870)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Ingomar United Methodist Cemetery
Ingomar
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
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