|Birth||March 16, 1846|
|Death||July 29, 1933|
|Unit||144th Illinois Infantry, Company B|
Private William R Wheeler
Company B, 144th Illinois Infantry
Wheeler was born in England on March 16, 1846. He was residing in Monticello (Madison County), Illinois when he enlisted on August 31, 1864. Wheeler was mustered on September 7, 1864 and about 10 months. He was discharged on July 14, 1865 at Springfield, Illinois.
The 144th Illinois Infantry was organized at Alton, Illinois on October 21, 1864 for 1 year. It was sent to St Louis and remained in that area until it was discharged on July 14, 1865.
Wheeler died on July 29, 1933 at the age of 87 years. He is buried in the Riverside Cemetery in Gibbon (Buffalo County), Nebraska.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.