WHEELER, HENRY W. - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Private, Company A, 2d Maine Infantry. Place and date: At Bull Run, Va., 21 July 1861.

Entered service at:   Bangor, Maine. Born: 1842, Fort Smith, Ark.

Date of issue:   5 April 1898.

Citation:   Voluntarily accompanied his commanding officer and assisted in removing the dead and wounded from the field under a heavy fire of artillery and musketry.

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)