Listed in the book "Confederate Soldiers of Shelby County, Texas" compiled by Bennie E. Nix in 1965.
"Wheeler, P., no cem rec, Pvt. Co. D 4th Tex Inf Brigade, enlisted at Shelbyville 23 May 1861, age 22." Also listed are his brothers Leonidus, Lycurgus, and Monroe and other Wheeler relatives.
Listed as deserted 16 Jun 1864 in Burleson Co. Co. H, Baird's 4th Regiment Arizona Brigade