Fresh from an old prominent estate in Upstate, Western N. Where It Went, What It Saw, And What It Did, Norwich, N.
Octavo, first edition, x, 11-582 p. Leather, marbled interior boards and edge of textblock; Steel engraved portrait plates of the author and the commander, Col. This copy owned by Captain Hiram S. Signed by him with insciption on ffep. Includes unit roster in appendix.
The unvarnished opinion of Nevins, CWB, V. 57: A more thorough study than the usual ones published right after the war, yet too padded with manufactured conversations. Also see Dornbusch, V1, 470. In good condition overall - wear and rubbing to.
Light to moderate foxing in some areas. F you collect 19th century military, Americana history, American Civil War, etc. This is a treasure you will not see again! Add this to your paper or ephemera collection. The son of Sylvester and Annie Wheeler, the subject of this sketch, was born in Otselic, New York, April 25th, 1835.He passed his boyhood in his native town, and, manifesting a natural aptness for mechanics, learned the trade of a tinner. He later embarked in the hardware business in South Otselic, doing a prosperous business. At the breaking out of the war, he held a commission as First Lieutenant in the Militia, and, on the organization of Company I, was chosen First Lieutenant of the same. On the acceptance of Captain.
Thompson, of the position of Quartermaster, he was commissioned Captain of his company, with muster, as such, from September 3, 1862. Captain Wheeler was almost constantly with his company, save when detached on Court Martial duty at the Headquarters of Dwight's Division. He participated in the battles of Port Hudson, Sabine Cross Roads, Pleasant Hill, Cane River, Mansura, and Cedar Creek. He had one brother and eight cousins in the service.
He was always kind and obliging, and had many friends not only in his own regiment, but in the whole command. Since his retirement from service, he has resumed his business at South Otselic. Death of Captain Hiram S. Wheeler, obituary from Chenango Semi-Weekly Telegraph, Norwich, NY, Friday, June 4, 1886.
On Wednesday evening, June 2nd, at his home in South Otselic, Captain Hiram S. Wheeler, of the 114th Regiment, after a lingering and painful illness quietly passed away. Captain Wheeler was a native of Otselic, born 25 April 1835. He was a son of Deacon Sylvester and Annie Wheeler and was reared under those influences, which begat in him in early life habits of industry, temperance and frugality which laid the foundation for a useful and prosperous career.For many years he was a hardware merchant at South Otselic, till obliged to abandon his chosen avocation by the inroads of disease and disabilities incident to the same. When the 114th Regiment was recruited, Captain Wheeler with J. Floyd Thompson and others was actively engaged in enlisting men to form a company, and so vigorously was the work prosecuted that in the brief period of nine days, from August 4th to August 13th, 1862, the requisite number was obtained, and the following day mustered by Adjutant Per Lee. Wheeler was chosen first lieutenant of the company, but he was commissioned captain and mustered as such, September 3, 1862, a few days before the regiment left its rendezvous at Norwich, Captain Thompson having been advanced to the position of quartermaster.
Captain Wheeler was generally on duty with his company, except a short time when detailed to serve on court martial at division headquarters, and was generally liked by his men for whose comfort he ever had a special regard. He participated in the battle of Fort Bisland, the siege of Port Hudson, the battle of Sabine Cross roads, Pleasant Hill, Cane River, Mansura and Cedar Creek.He was several times hit with missiles, but at the time he was not supposed to be seriously injured. An injury to the shoulder (battle of Cedar Creek), however, gave him considerable trouble and it is believed that the nervous prostration and spinal difficulties from which he has been a great sufferer for some years is largely if not wholly due to that cause. Captain Wheeler leaves a devoted wife, a dutiful son and a large circle of friends to mourn his loss.
A loving husband and affectionate parent, a worthy citizen and honored soldier has been called to receive his reward. His funeral took place Friday afternoon, from his late residence. Nearby towns in Chenango County. In New York, a "town" is a political subdivision (synonymous with township).
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