Cornelius Wheeler | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society


Cornelius Wheeler


Ferrotype/tintype portrait of Corporal Cornelius Wheeler of Company I of the 2nd Wisconsin Regiment. Standing, facing forward with arms folded, in full uniform. This photograph was probably taken in the field shortly after the regiment received their distinctive Iron Brigade uniforms. On the first day at Gettysburg the Iron Brigade sustained its reputation as a fighting force, despite severe losses. The 2nd Wisconsin experienced a 77% casualty rate, and Wheeler, then a sergeant, ended the day as the most senior man in his company.


Image ID: 25110

Creation Date:  date unknown

Creator Name: Unknown




Collection Name: Cased image collection, circa 1839-circa 1899

Genre: Photograph

Original Format Type: cased images

Original Format Number: PH 4195.246, Box 16

Original Dimensions: 4 x 5 inches


Unframed, no case.


Civil War, 1861-1865

Indoor photography


Military art and science

Military uniforms


Portrait photography


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