The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Wheaton, Loyd

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WHEATON, Loyd, American military officer: b. Pennfield, Mich., 15 July 1838. He entered the Union army at the outbreak of the Civil War with rank as sergeant and served through the war, receiving promotion to captain of volunteers in 1862, major in 1863 and lieutenant-colonel in 1864. In 1866 he was appointed captain in the regular army, was subsequently employed on frontier duty, and on the outbreak of the Spanish-American War in 1898 he was appointed brigadier-general of volunteers, was assigned to duty in the Philippines in 1899 and in 1900 received rank as major-general of volunteers. He was engaged in all the important engagements in the Philippines, and in 1900-02 was in command of the departments of North Luzon and the Northern Philippines. He was promoted brigadier, and major-general in the regular army in 1901 and in 1902 was retired.