Wheeler, Joseph (1836-1906). CSA General. ALS, 2pp, to his darling daughter speaking about trees on his property and a gin house. Cleveland, OH, December 19, 1903.
Gallantry displayed at the Battle of Shiloh earned Wheeler the first of many significant promotions in the Confederate Army. He rose from the ranks as lieutenant colonel to general. He also served as a general for the reunified United States in the Spanish-American War. Beyond the battlefield, he was a representative for the state of Alabama and served seven subsequent terms.
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