Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Wheaton, Lloyd

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WHEATON, LLOYD, an American military officer; born in Michigan, July 15, 1838; served through the Civil War; won distinction in the battle of Shiloh and in other important actions; and became colonel of the 8th Illinois Volunteers. On July 1, 1866, he was appointed captain in the 34th United States Infantry; Sept. 11, 1895, was commissioned colonel of the 7th Infantry; and in July, 1898, was appointed a Brigadier-General of volunteers. During the Spanish-American War he commanded the 1st Brigade, 1st Division of the 7th Army Corps. In January, 1899, he was assigned to duty with the 20th Infantry in the Philippines, and in 1901 was promoted Brigadier-General, U. S. A. He retired in 1902.