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Maj. Gen. Joseph Wheeler

Born: September 10, 1836

Augusta, Georgia

January 25, 1906

New York City, New York

1859: West Point Graduate

1859: Brevet 2nd Lieutenant

September 1, 1860: 2nd Lieutenant

March 16, 1861: 1st Lieutenant

April 22, 1861: Resigns commission

September 4, 1861: Colonel (CSA)

October 30, 1862: Brigadier General

January 20, 1863: Major General

1898: Major General (USA)

Maj. Gen. Joseph Wheeler

November 23-25, 1863: Battle of Chattanooga

February 11, 1865: Battle of Aiken, South Carolina

March 19-20, 1865: Battle of Bentonville

Captured at Conyer's Station, Georgia

June 8, 1865: Paroled

U.S. House of Representative

          March 4, 1881-June 3, 1882

          January 15, 1883-March 3, 1883

          March 4 1885-April 20, 1990

1898: Spanish American War - Volunteered for the war and received an appointment as Major General from President McKinley

Second-in-Command of V Corps

Although ill in bed, once he heard the guns firing, rushed out to San Juan Hill to lead the 1st Division

Philippine-American War

August 1999: Arrived in the Philippines and commanded the 1st Brigade of the 2nd Division

Mustered out of service and commissioned as Brigadier General in Regular Army

After the war, was commander of the Department of the Lakes

September 10, 1900: Retired and moved to New York City

Died after long illness and is one of the few former Confederates buried in Arlington Cemetery


1859: West Point Graduate: 19th out of 22 cadets

1859: Commissioned Brevet 2nd Lieutenant in 1st U.S. Dragoons

Attended U.S. Army Cavalry School in Carlisle, Pennsylvania

June 26, 1860: Upon completion, transferred to the Regiment of Mounted Rifles in New Mexico Territory

September 1, 1860: Promoted to 2nd Lieutenant

March 16, 1861: 1st Lieutenant in Georgia State Militia and assigned to Fort Barroncas off Pensacola, Florida

April 22, 1861: Resignation from U.S. Army accepted

Ordered to Huntsville, Alabama to take command of 19th Alabama Infantry Regiment

September 4, 1861: Promoted to Colonel

April 6-7, 1862: Battle of Shiloh

April 29-May 30, 1862: Siege of Corinth

October 8, 1862: Battle of Perryville

October 30, 1862: Promoted to Brigadier General

December 31, 1862-January 2, 1863: Battle of Stones River

January 20, 1863: Promoted to Major General

February 3, 1863: 2nd Battle of Fort Donelson

September 19-20, 1863: Battle of Chickamauga

June 23-30, 1863: Tullahoma Campaign

November 17-December5, 1863: Knoxville Campaign


Boatner, Mark M. III. The Civil War Dictionary. New York: David McKay, 1967. p 910

Joseph Wheeler. 7 October 2022. web. 14 November 2022.

Warner, Ezra J. Generals in Gray Lives of the Confederate Commanders. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State, 1992. p 332-333

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