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For other people named Joseph Wheeler, see Joseph Wheeler (disambiguation).
Joseph Wheeler
Seated Joe Wheeler colorized.jpg
Wheeler dressed as an American and Confederate general in the 1860s
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's 8th district
In office
March 4, 1885 – April 20, 1900
Preceded by    Luke Pryor
Succeeded by    William Richardson
In office
January 15, 1883 – March 3, 1883
Preceded by    William M. Lowe
Succeeded by    Luke Pryor
In office
March 4, 1881 – June 3, 1882
Preceded by    William M. Lowe
Succeeded by    William M. Lowe
Personal details
Born    September 10, 1836
Augusta, Georgia, U.S.
Died    January 25, 1906 (aged 69)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Resting place    Arlington National Cemetery
Political party    Democratic
Nickname(s)    Fightin' Joe, Little Joe, the War Child
Military service
Allegiance     United States of America
 Confederate States
Branch/service     United States Army
 Confederate States Army
Years of service    1859–1861 (U.S.)
1861–1865 (C.S.)
1898–1900 (U.S.)
Rank    Confederate States of America General-collar.svg Lieutenant general (C.S., unconfirmed)[1]
Union Army major general rank insignia.svg Major general (U.S.)
Battles/wars    Indian Wars
American Civil War

Battle of Shiloh
Siege of Corinth
Kentucky Campaign
Stones River Campaign
Chickamauga Campaign
Tullahoma Campaign
Chattanooga Campaign
Knoxville Campaign
Atlanta Campaign
Savannah Campaign
Carolinas Campaign
Spanish–American War

Cuban Campaign
Philippine–American War
Joseph "Fighting Joe" Wheeler (September 10, 1836 – January 25, 1906) was a Confederate military commander and politician. He was a cavalry general in the Confederate States Army in the 1860s during the American Civil War, and then a general in the United States Army during both the Spanish-American and Philippine–American Wars near the turn of the twentieth century. For much of the Civil War he served as the senior cavalry general in the Army of Tennessee and fought in most of its battles in the Western Theater.

Between the Civil War and the Spanish–American War, Wheeler served multiple terms as a United States Representative from the state of Alabama as a Democrat.

CDV General Joe Wheeler by Anthony

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