WHEATON, LOYD - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Lieutenant Colonel, 8th Illinois Infantry. Place and date: At Fort Blakely, Ala., 9 April 1865.

Entered service at:   Illinois. Born: 15 July 1838, Calhoun County, Mich.

Date of issue:   16 January 1894.

Citation:   Led the right wing of his regiment, and, springing through an embrasure, was the first to enter the enemy's works, against a strong fire of artillery and infantry.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)