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Name:Joseph Christopher Wheelwright
Affiliation:Class of 1867
Biography & Genealogy:Joseph Christopher Wheelwright, Class of 1867. New Market Cadet: "Died on the Field of Honor". Genealogy: Born- Sept. 26, 1846 in Westmoreland Co. Va. Father- Dr. Frederick D. Wheelwright; Mother- Maria L. (maiden name unknown) No information on grandparents. Never married, no children. VMI Record: Entered VMI- Aug. 29, 1863. Civil War Record: Private in Co. C. of the VMI Corps of Cadets during the Battle of New Market. Mortally wounded in action there. Died- June 2, 1864 in Harrisonburg, Va. from effects of wounds received at the Battle of New Market. Buried at VMI with other New Market Cadets beneath the statue of "Virginia Mourning Her Dead".
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