(1837 - 1911)
Home State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
A merchant in the Newberry District, he enlisted as First Sergeant of Company E, 13th South Carolina Infantry on 26 August 1861. He was promoted to First Lieutenant in 1862.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was on furlough into 1863 and resigned his commission on 2 April 1863. He may have had cavalry service later in the war.
After the War
He was an owner of the Wheeler & Moseley Mercantile Company in Prosperity, SC.
References & notes
His service from the Roll 1 and Caldwell,2 as I.M. Wheeler. Thanks to Barry Truluck for further details from his Compiled Service Records via fold3, family genealogists, and the US Census for 1850-1910. The mention of cavalry service and his post-war business from his obituary in the Newberry Herald and News of 18 July 1911. A Jacob M. Wheeler also enlisted in Company F, 3rd Battalion, SC Light Artillery in November 1864; he could be our man.
He married Nancy Adeline Singley (1843-1939) and they had 8 children. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
More on the Web
The Wheeler and Moseley Dry Goods building (c. 1850) still stands in Prosperity, SC; photo online from the SC Picture Project.
08/20/1837; Prosperity, SC
07/16/1911; Prosperity, SC; burial in Prosperity Cemetery, Prosperity, SC
1 Thomas, John P., and and previous SC Historians of the Confederate Records, Confederate Rolls of South Carolina, Columbia: Historian of Confederate Records, 1898, Roll of Company G, 13th Reg't Inf, South Carolina Vols. [AotW citation 24791]
2 Caldwell, James Fitz James, The History of a Brigade of South Carolinians, known first as "Gregg's" and subsequently as "McGowan's Brigade", Marietta (Ga): Continental Book Co., 1866, pg. 48 [AotW citation 24792]