• The legendary battle between Confederate guns and US ironclads at Fort Donelson, February 14, 1862.

    Fort Donelson

    National Battlefield Tennessee

Event Details

  • 02/07/2013

    General Joe Wheeler
    Location: Fort Donelson National Battlefield Visitor Center Time: 6:30 PM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Doug Richardson Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: (931)232-5706, ext. 108

Myers Brown is the Curator of Extension Services at the Tennessee State Museum, and will offer a discussion about the life of this most interesting man and his legacy in the West.

Joseph Wheeler (September 10, 1836 - January 25, 1906) was an American military commander and politician. He has the rare distinction of serving as a general during war time for two opposing forces: first as a noted cavalry general in the Confederate States Army in the 1860s during the American Civil War, and later as a general in the United States Army during both the Spanish-American War and Philippine-American War 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.