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Your ancestors name is on this Monument.
On a bluff overlooking the Minnesota River valley.
This monument lists the names of the soldiers who died and were wounded and who fought at the Battle of Birch Coulee, September 2nd & 3rd, 1862.
Also at this location is a monument to the Native Americans.
I also found a family tree on familysearch.org. with different information about Henry Whetsler. In this tree Henry J Whetsler's wife is Esemiah C. Christlieb and they have two children Eliza born in 1829 and William born in 1831.
Also on familysearch.org
remarried widow's pension
Thank you for your assistance. I did not have the photos of the Birch Coulee Monument and found it very interesting.
I am not sure the information on the Family Tree site is accurate/or tied to Henry Whetsler correctly. I sent a message to the person who entered the information on the website to see where she obtained her information.
I will keep digging!
If you have anymore information please send it my way.
Dear Ms. Whetsler,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
We searched the National Archives Catalog and located Indexes to the Carded Records of Soldiers Who Served in Volunteer Organizations During the Civil War, 1899 - 1927 in the Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1762 - 1917 (Record Group 94) that includes the digitized card for [Minnesota] Whetsler, Henry - 6th Infantry, Company A. We also located the Carded Records Showing Military Service of Soldiers Who Fought in Volunteer Organizations During the American Civil War, 1890 - 1912 in Record Group 94 that should include a military service record for Henry Whetsler. Unfortunately, the cards for Minnesota were not microfilm or digitized. To order records that have not already been digitized, please fill out a NATF Form 86 for his service records and mail the completed form to the address listed on the form. For more information see Requesting Copies of Older (pre-WWI) Military Service Records.
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We also located the Population Schedules for the 1840 Census, the Population Schedules for the 1850 Census, and the Population Schedules for the 1860 Census in the Records of the Bureau of the Census (Record Group 29) that may contain information about Henry Whetsler and his family. For access to the non-digitized schedules, please contact the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) via email at email@example.com.
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This is probably the 1860 Census for Henry, Doris, and two sons. It indicates that in 1855-1857 at least that they were in Ohio.