Erastus Wheelock scrapbook, circa 1862 - 1878Manuscript MS-1319

Biography

Erastus Wheelock was born on December 19, 1819 in Wardsboro, Vermont. He moved to New York City in 1835, and was involved with a mercantile business until the Civil War broke out. He enlisted as a private in the 14th New York Artillery and rose to the rank of Captain. In 1873, Wheelock moved to Byron, Illinois. Erastus was the brother of Frederick A. Wheelock and the son of Henry Wheelock, both judges.

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