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Confederate (CSV)


David Newton Wheeler

(1837 - 1913)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 26th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as Private, Company D, 26th Alabama Infantry on 7 December 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action near Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was wounded again, in the leg at Bristoe Station, VA on 14 October 1863, in the Alabama Hospital, and furloughed home to Big Pond, AL on 28 October. He returned to duty and surrendered as a member of Company E, 1st Alabama Consolidated Regiment at Greensboro, NC on 26 April 1865.

References & notes

His service from Fincham's roster,1 sourced from Tod L. Molsworth's O'Neal's 26th Alabama: the Little Regiment that Did (2000). Personal details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Elva Caroline McDaniel (1849-1917) and they had as many as 7 children.


09/11/1837; Fayette County, AL


05/25/1913; Lamar, AL; burial in Mount Zion Cemetery, Hightogy, AL


1   Fincham, Jr., Ray, Artillery, Cavalry, Infantry Regimental Histories - Alabama, Published 2005, first accessed 23 August 2020, <>, Source page: /infantry/26ala_inf/26th_ala_inf_roster_d.htm  [AotW citation 25517]