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Confederate (CSV)


Josiah Wheeler

(1844 - 1920)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as Private, Company A, 3rd Alabama Infantry on 31 May 1861 in Mobile.

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 reported missing at Cold Harbor, VA on 2 June 1864, but had actually been captured on 1 June. He was at Point Lookout, MD on 11 June and at the prison at Elmira, NY on 17 June. He was paroled in August 1864 with no later military record.

References & notes

His service from the State of Alabama.1 His wounding on South Mountain from a casualty list for Rodes' Brigade in the Montgomery Weekly Advertiser of 8 October 1862. Personal details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Eliza De Lescure Watt (1843-1892) in New Orleans in 1868 and they had 6 children. He married again, Mary Bleaker Murrell (1860-1926) in 1897, and they had two more children.


08/03/1844; Grand Bay, Mobile County, AL


05/21/1920; Citronelle, AL; burial in Magnolia Cemetery, Mobile, AL


1   State of Alabama, Dept. of Archives & History, Alabama Civil War Service Database, Published 2004, first accessed 01 January 2010, <>, Source page: /civilwar/soldier.cfm?id=216933  [AotW citation 25574]