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2nd Georgia Infantry (CSA)
Ancestor Info
Name: William Patterson WheelerRank: Private Company: F

Enlisted as a Private 18 Apr 1861 at Canton GA in Company F ('Cherokee County Brown Riflemen'), 2nd Regiment Georgia Infantry. Althought the 2nd Regimental records state he was severly wounded at the back of the neck at the Battle of the Wilderness medical records show is was probably wounded on 18 May at the Battle of Spottslyvania Courthouse ten days later. Served with his brother James and his brothers-in-law Thomas, Nelson and Israel Dickerson. His Company commander was his brothers-in-law Captain Thomas Dickerson and later Captain Nelson Dickerson who was killed at Gettysburg. He fought in the battles of 2nd Bull Run, Fredericksburg, Antietam (Burnside's Bridge), Gettysburg (Little Round Top), Chickamauga, Chatanooga, Knoxville, the Wilderness (Hamilton's Thicket) and Spottslyvania Courthouse where he was wounded.

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