|1. ||Joseph Roberts Wheeler was born 8 Jan 1839, New York, New York; died 7 Aug 1912, New York, New York; was buried 10 Aug 1912, Cypress Hills Cemetery, New York, New York. |
Was in Company C. 2d Vt. Inf. in the Civil War from 18 May 1861 until 22 April 1864 when he was discharged at the General Hospital, New York by reason of a wound received in action at battle of Fredericksburg which caused the loss of his left leg. He was taken prisoner at battle of Bull Run.
Joseph R. Wheeler Civil War Pension Papers, US National Archives.
Joseph married Jennie Ann Hawthorn 7 Sep 1867, Brooklyn, New York, New York. Jennie (daughter of Matthew Hawthorn and Mary McConnell) was born May 1846, , Deny, Ireland; died 19 Nov 1929. [Group Sheet]