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Pleasant Wheeldon Civil War pension claim

 Collection — Folder: S1389
Identifier: S1389

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a photocopy of Pleasant Wheeldon's documents for his petition for an increase to his U.S. Civil War veteran's pension, in Scipio, Indiana, ranging from 1888 to 1907, due to chronic illnesses resulting from his service during the war.


  • 1888-1907


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Pleasant Wheeldon was born on July 4, 1835 in Indiana, to Cornelius and Cynthia Weldon. He lived in Johnson County, Indiana with his family in 1850. Wheeldon enlisted as a private in Company B, 75th Indiana Regiment on July 17, 1862 during the U.S. Civil War. He married Lydia A. Wheeldon in Decatur County, Indiana August 31, 1865. Wheeldon died on January 7, 1893, in Jennings County, Indiana and was buried in Scipio Cemetery, Jennings County, Indiana.


Items in the collection. "Pleasant Wheeldon." 1850 United States Federal Census. Accessed December 14, 2017. "Pleasant Wheeldon." Indiana, Marriage Index, 1800-1941. Accessed December 14, 2017. "Pleasant Wheeldon." Find A Grave Index. Accessed December 14, 2017.

National Park Service. "Pleasant Wheeldon." The Civil War: Soldiers and Sailors Database. Accessed December 14, 2017.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Berna Derbyshire on 1978/10/17.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2017/12/14 by Linda Gellert. EAD finding aid created 2017/12/14 by Linda Gellert. EAD finding aid revised 2018/02/16 by Brittany Kropf.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.