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Joseph Wheeler

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Born: September 10, 1836

Birthplace: Augusta, Georgia

Father: Joseph Wheeler Sr. 1787 – 1866

Mother: Julia Knox Hull 1799 – 1842

Wife: Daniella Ellen Jones 1841 – 1896
(Buried: Wheeler Cemetery, Wheeler, Alabama)​

Married: February 8, 1866 in New Orleans, Louisiana

Children:


Lucy Louise Wheeler 1866 – 1924​
(Buried: Wheeler Cemetery, Wheeler, Alabama)​
Annie Earl Wheeler 1868 – 1955​
(Buried: Wheeler Cemetery, Wheeler, Alabama)​
Ella Wheeler 1869 – 1871​
(Buried: Wheeler Cemetery, Wheeler, Alabama)​
Julia Knox Wheeler Harris 1870 – 1959​
(Buried: Greenwood Cemetery Cedartown Georgia)​
Colonel Joseph “Joe” Wheeler Jr. 1872 – 1938​
(Buried: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia)​
Caroline Peyton Wheeler Buck 1877 – 1953​
(Buried: Wheeler Cemetery, Wheeler, Alabama)​
Thomas Harrison Wheeler 1881 – 1898​
(Buried: Wheeler Cemetery, Wheeler, Alabama)​

Education:

1859: Graduated from West Point Military Academy (19th in class)​

Occupation:

1859 – 1860: Brevet 2nd Lt. in United States Army, Dragoons​
1859 – 1860: Attended School of Practice at Carlisle, Pennsylvania​
1860: Transferred to United States Army, Mounted Riflemen​
1860 – 1861: 2nd Lt. United States Army, Mounted Riflemen
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1860 – 1861: Leave of Absence from United States Army​
1861: Resigned from United States Army on April 22nd

Civil War Career:

1861 – 1862: Colonel of 19th Alabama Infantry Regiment​
1862: Participated in the Battle of Shiloh​
1862: Participated in the Battle of Perryville​
1862 – 1863: Brigadier General of Confederate Army, Cavalry​
1863 – 1865: Major General of Confederate Army, Cavalry​
1863: Participated in Battle of Chickamauga​
1863: Participated in the Knoxville Campaign​
1864: Participated in the Atlanta Campaign​
1864: Unsuccessful in Jonesborough, and made to evacuate Atlanta
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1864: Only force to oppose Sherman's March to the sea in Georgia​
1865: Participated in the Carolina's Campaign​
Author of Books on Military History & Strategy​

Occupation after War:

1866 – 1868: Commission Merchant in New Orleans, Louisiana​
1868 – 1881: Planter and Lawyer in Courtland, Alabama​
1881 – 1883: United States Congressman from Alabama​
1885 – 1900: United States Congressman from Alabama​
1898: Appeared in the Film Surrender of General Toral
1899 – 1900: Served in United States Army, rising to Brigadier General​

Died: January 25, 1906

Place of Death: New York City, New York

Cause of Death: Brief Illness

Age at time of Death: 69 years old

Burial Place: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia

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Polloco

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One of my sources state that Wheeler was promoted to Lt. General on Feb. 28, 1865 then went on to command a Corps under Wade Hampton.
 

rpkennedy

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One of my sources state that Wheeler was promoted to Lt. General on Feb. 28, 1865 then went on to command a Corps under Wade Hampton.

Apparently, his promotion to lieutenant general was never confirmed by the Confederate Congress and thus was not official.

Ryan
 

Polloco

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At the 100th anniversary at West Point, James Longstreet told Wheeler after seeing him in the dress uniform of the US Army, "Joe, I hope that Almighty God takes me before he does you, for I want to be within the gates of hell to hear Jubal Early cuss you in the blue uniform." Longstreet did in fact die before Wheeler.
 

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