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.