Benjamin D. Wheat

Mustered into service as a 1st Sergeant on July 29th, 1861

Born 17 September 1828

Died  25 August 1900

Buried Palestine Cemetery, Crawford County Illinois

 

1st Sergeant Wheat was one of the few men in the 19th Indiana that saw military service prior to the Civil War having served in the Mexican War.

 

He was discharged for disability early in the war but he would later join Company C of the 4th New York Calvary as a Private. He mustered out from that regiment on August 29th, 1864.

 

He filed for a pension in June of 1889.

Photo by Roger Creed