|47. ||Edmund Lyon Wheeler (30.Lucius3, 7.Martha2, 1.Mary1) was born 20 Apr 1845, New York, New York; died 26 May 1920, 2015 Ogeechee Avenue, Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia; was buried 28 May 1920, Hillcrest Cemetery, Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia. |
- Census: 1850, Brattleboro, Windham County, Vermont
- Census: 16 Aug 1860, Brattleboro, Windham County, Vermont
- Military Service: 27 May 1863, Port Hudson, Louisiana; Wounded
- Census: 1 Jun 1870, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York
- Census: 1880, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York
- Census: 1900, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
- Census: 1910, Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia
- Census: 1920, Chatham, Georgia
Enlisted in Civil War at Battleboro, Vermont Company D, 8th Vermont Infantry 18 February 1862. His personal description was light complexion, blue eyes, brown hair, five feet eight inches tall, cabinet-maker. Listed as wounded 27 May 1863 at Port Hudson, Louisiana. Mustered out at Brattleboro, Vermont 22 June 1864.
UNION VERMONT VOLUNTEERS
8th Regiment, Vermont Infantry
Organized at Brattleboro and mustered in February 18, 1862. Left State for New York March 14. Sailed for Ship Island, Miss., March 19, arriving April 6. Attached to Phelps' 1st Brigade, Dept. of the Gulf, to October, 1862. Weitzel's Reserve Brigade, Dept. of the Gulf, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to July, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 19th Army Corps, to February, 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 19th Army Corps, to July, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 19th Army Corps, Army of the Shenandoah, Middle Military Division, to March, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Army of the Shenandoah, to April, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 1st Provisional Division, Army of the Shenandoah, to April, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Defences of Washington, 22nd Corps, to June, 1865.
SERVICE.-Moved from Ship Island to New Orleans May 7-8, 1862. Duty there and at Algiers and guarding Opelousas Railroad till September. Bayou des Allemands June 20 and 22. Raceland Station June 22. St. Charles Station August 29 (Cos. "A" and "C"). Bote Station September 4 (Co. "K"). Operations in LaFourche District October 24-November 6. Georgia Landing , near Labadieville, October 27. Repair railroad to Brashear City November 1-December 8. At Brashear City till January 13, 1863. Action with Steamer "Cotten" on Bayou Teche January 14. At Camp Stevens, Bayou Boeuf, and at Brashear City till March. Operations on Bayou Plaquemine, Black and Atchafalaya Rivers February 12-28. Operations against Port Hudson March 7-27. Operations in Western Louisiana April 9-May 14. Teche Campaign April 11-20. Fort Bisland , near Centreville, April 12-13. Jeanerette April 14. Expedition to Alexandria on Red River May 5-17. Moved from Alexandria to Port Hudson May 17-25. Siege of Port Hudson May 25-July 9. Assaults on Port Hudson May 27 and June 14. Surrender of Port Hudson July 9. Duty at Thibodeaux July 31-September 1. Sabine Pass Expedition September 3-11. Western Louisiana ("Teche") Campaign October 3-November 30. At New Iberia till January 6, 1864. March to Franklin and duty there till March 8. Moved to Algiers March 8. Veteranize January 28, 1864, and on furlough April 7 to June 3. Non-Veterans at Algiers till May 6, and at Thibodeaux till June 5. Left for home June 5, and mustered out June 22, 1864. Veterans moved from home to Dept. of the Gulf May 25-June 3. Moved to Alexandria June 8-11. Expedition to Tunica Bend June 19-21. Moved to Algiers July 2, thence sailed to Fortress Monroe, Va., July 5-12, and to Washington, D. C., July 12-13. Pursuit of Early to Snicker's Gap July 14-21. Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign August 7-November 23. Battle of Opequan, Winchester, September 19. Fisher's Hill September 22. Battle of Cedar Creek October 19. At Newtown till December 20, and at Summit Point till April 4, 1865. Hancock's operations in the Valley April 4-15. Moved to Washington April 21, and duty there till June. Grand Review May 23-24. Mustered out June 28. 1865.
Regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 115 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 7 Officers and 241 Enlisted men by disease. Total 367.
1878 Brooklyn, Kings County, ED 244, New York has Edmund Wheeler, age 34, occupation forman, wood working with wife Ellena age 25, Maud age 6 and Lester age 4.
There is an Edmund Wheeler listed in the 1880 Chicago E. D. 29, Cook County, Illinois (page 262), 1850 and 1860 Burton Township, Adams County, Illinois census (pages 20 and 563 respectfully).
1864-1865 in Brattleboro, Vermont.
1866 in Rockford, Illinois.
1867 in Iowa City, Iowa and Bloomington, Illinois.
1868 in Brooklyn, New York.
1880 in Elgin, Illinois.
1881 in Chicago, Illinois.
Purchased Lot on 2729 Racine Avenue, Chicago, Illinois on 16 July 1889 for $600.
1900 in Brooklyn, New York.
1905 in Savannah, Georgia.
US National Archives.
Edmund married Eleanor Elizabeth Sarah Smith Nov 1872, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York; divorced 24 Dec 1907. Eleanor (daughter of Samuel Joseph Smith and Eleanor Frances Elizabeth Perrington) was born 1 Nov 1852, London, England; was christened 12 Jun 1853, Saint Leonard's Church of England, Shoreditch, London, England; died 11 Jan 1938, Norwegian American Hospital, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois; was buried 13 Jan 1938, Memorial Park Cemetery, Skokie, Cook County, Illinois. [Group Sheet]
- 67. Maude Eleanor Elizabeth Wheeler was born 29 Aug 1873, Spencer Street, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York; died 3 Sep 1961, Mercer Island, Washington; was buried 8 Sep 1961, Memorial Park Cemetery, Skokie, Cook County, Illinois.
- 68. Edmund Lester Wheeler was born 19 Aug 1874, New York; died 15 May 1946, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois; was buried 17 May 1946, Memorial Park Cemetery, Skokie, Cook County, Illinois.
Edmund married Sarah Ellen Jennings 25 Dec 1908, Ridgeland, South Carolina. Sarah (daughter of John James Jennings and Amanda Cudden Vernon) was born 17 May 1872, Madison, Virginia; died 11 Aug 1950, Williamsburg, James City, Virginia; was buried Hillcrest Cemetery, Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia. [Group Sheet]
- 69. Elmer Carlyle "Bud" Wheeler was born 20 Oct 1905, Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia; died 18 Jul 1988, Chula Vista, San Diego County, California; was buried Goleta Cemetery, Goleta, Santa Barbara, California.
- 70. Edith Violet "Vi" Wheeler was born 29 Sep 1911, Savannah, Georgia; died 21 Aug 1993.