Full Name: Joseph Wheeler |
Born: September 10, 1836
Place of Birth: Augusta, Georgia
North or South: South
Other Professions: Frontier duty, resigned from frontier duty on April 1861, Cotton planter, United states congressman, in the Spanish-American war he was a Major General of volunteers, commander in the Philippines, commissioned a Brig. General in the Regular Army.
War Service Highlights: He was in the Atlanta campaign, and he commanded the Cavalry Corps. He was also was opposed to Sherman's March to the Sea.
Nickname: "Fightin' Joe"
Died: January 25, 1906
Place of Death: Brooklyn, NY
Interesting Facts: Second only to Nathan Forrest as a raider. He was a General for both the North and the South.