Mark M Wheeler


Mark M Wheeler

Marshfield, Washington County, Vermont, USA
Death 10 Mar 1916 (aged 85)
East Peacham, Caledonia County, Vermont, USA
Burial Peacham, Caledonia County, Vermont, USA
Memorial ID 120985556 View Source

Son of James Wheeler and Sophia Gilman Wheeler.

During the Civil War, Mark served with Company C and D of the 1st Vermont Cavalry from November 19, 1861 to July 26, 1865. He was in about 60 battles, including Second Manassas (Second Bull Run), Spotsylvania Courthouse, Cold Harbor, and Gettysburg. Private Wheeler was taken prisoner of war at Stony Creek, Virginina in June, 1864. He served time in several Confederate prisons before being paroled on November 30, 1864. Shortly after, Private Wheeler returned to Vermont where he spent the remainder of his service at Sloan General Hospital in Montpelier, Vermont.

In 1890, Mark wrote a memoir of his time in the service; his original manuscript is now owned by the Peacham (Vermont) Historical Association. In 2014, the manuscript is available to read on their website.

Mark returned to Peacham, where he farmed on East Hill. He helped establish the Stevens Post, Grand Army of the Republic, and co-founded the Relief Corps.

Mark married three times. He married Lizzie Clark in 1861, with whom he had two children. After Lizzie died, he married Laura Adams in 1877. They had three children before Laura died in 1882. Two years later, he married Carrie White.

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  • Created by: DebL
  • Added: 30 Nov 2013
  • Find a Grave Memorial 120985556
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mark M Wheeler (18 Feb 1831–10 Mar 1916), Find a Grave Memorial ID 120985556, citing Peacham Village Cemetery, Peacham, Caledonia County, Vermont, USA ; Maintained by DebL (contributor 47462502) .