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Cornelius Wheeler

Cornelius Wheeler
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Title: Cornelius Wheeler
Description: Tintype portrait of Corporal Cornelius Wheeler of Company I of the 2nd Wisconsin Regiment. 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
State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Collector : Cased Image Collection
Genre: Photograph
Subjects: Soldiers
Military uniforms
Civil War, 1861-1865
Indoor photography
Portrait photography

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Please Credit: Wisconsin Historical Society.

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