Joseph Wheeler

Wheeler dressed as a Confederate general in the 1860s
Wheeler at West Point
Joseph Wheeler during the Civil War
Wheeler's former residence in Washington, D.C.
Staff of the 1st US Volunteer Regiment, the "Rough Riders" in Tampa – Lt. Col. Roosevelt is on the right, Leonard Wood is next to him and bearded former Civil War Confederate general Joseph Wheeler is standing in front. Taylor MacDonald is on the far left and Major Alexander Oswald Brodie is next to him.
Wheeler in later life
National Statuary Hall Collection statue of Wheeler

American military commander and politician.

- Joseph Wheeler
Wheeler dressed as a Confederate general in the 1860s

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Battle of Missionary Ridge, Nov. 25th, 1863, by Kurz and Allison

Battle of Missionary Ridge

Fought on November 25, 1863, as part of the Chattanooga Campaign of the American Civil War.

Fought on November 25, 1863, as part of the Chattanooga Campaign of the American Civil War.

Battle of Missionary Ridge, Nov. 25th, 1863, by Kurz and Allison
Place where Gen. Sherman's force crossed the Tennessee
Opposing commanders: Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, USA and Gen. Braxton Bragg, CSA
Battles of Chattanooga, November 24–25, 1863
Battle of Chattanooga—Gen. Thomas' charge near Orchard Knob, November 24, 1863, 1888 lithograph by Kurz and Allison
Battle of Chattanooga by Thure de Thulstrup. Ulysses S. Grant uses a field glass to follow the Union assault on Missionary Ridge. Grant is joined by Generals Gordon Granger (left) and George H. Thomas.
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<center>Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker, Detachment from Army of the Potomac</center>
<center>Lt. Gen. William J. Hardee, Hardee's Corps</center>
<center>Maj. Gen. John C. Breckinridge, Breckinridge's Corps</center>

On October 1, Maj. Gen. Joseph Wheeler's Confederate cavalry intercepted and severely damaged a train of 800 wagons—burning hundreds of the wagons, and shooting or sabering hundreds of mules—at the start of his October 1863 raid through Tennessee to sever Rosecrans's supply line.

1864 standardization flag of the army.

Army of Tennessee

The principal Confederate army operating between the Appalachian Mountains and the Mississippi River during the American Civil War.

The principal Confederate army operating between the Appalachian Mountains and the Mississippi River during the American Civil War.

1864 standardization flag of the army.
Joseph Johnston
John Bell Hood
Movements of the Army of Tennessee, 1862 until 1865

The army's cavalry was consolidated into a single command under Joseph Wheeler.

The  Battle of Stone River  by Kurz & Allison

Battle of Stones River

Battle fought from December 31, 1862, to January 2, 1863, in Middle Tennessee, as the culmination of the Stones River Campaign in the Western Theater of the American Civil War.

Battle fought from December 31, 1862, to January 2, 1863, in Middle Tennessee, as the culmination of the Stones River Campaign in the Western Theater of the American Civil War.

The  Battle of Stone River  by Kurz & Allison
Kentucky-Tennessee, 1862
Western Theater: movements October–December 1862 (Stones River Campaign)
Limestone outcroppings in a cedar forest at Stones River National Battlefield, 2005
Movements and positions the night of December 30 to 31
December 31, 8:00 a.m.
Troops of Beatty's brigade, Van Cleve's division march to reinforce the Union right
December 31, 9:45 a.m.
December 31, 11:00 a.m.
December 31, 4:00 p.m.
January 2, 4:00 p.m.
January 2, 4:45 p.m.
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Bragg commanded two corps, under Maj. Gen. William J. Hardee (divisions of major generals John C. Breckinridge, Patrick R. Cleburne, and John P. McCown) and Maj. Gen. Leonidas Polk (divisions of major generals Benjamin F. Cheatham and Jones M. Withers), and a cavalry command under Brig. Gen. Joseph Wheeler.

Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and Gen. Braxton Bragg, commanding generals of the Chattanooga campaign

Chattanooga campaign

Series of maneuvers and battles in October and November 1863, during the American Civil War.

Series of maneuvers and battles in October and November 1863, during the American Civil War.

Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and Gen. Braxton Bragg, commanding generals of the Chattanooga campaign
Chattanooga viewed from the north bank of the Tennessee River, 1863. The Union Army pontoon bridge is shown on the left, Lookout Mountain at the right rear. The small hill in front of Lookout Mountain is Cameron Hill, which was significantly flattened during 20th century development of the city.
Engraving of the view north from Point Lookout on Lookout Mountain over the Chattanooga region, from Battles and Leaders, 1885
USS Chattanooga, Cracker Liner
Hazen's men land at Brown's Ferry
Battle of Wauhatchie
Orchard Knob in 1864
Battle monuments on Orchard Knob
Orchard Knob, c1900-1915
Cravens house on Lookout Mountain
Battles of Chattanooga, November 24&ndash;25, 1863
Battle of Chattanooga by Thure de Thulstrup. Ulysses S. Grant uses a field glass to follow the Union assault on Missionary Ridge. Grant is joined by Generals Gordon Granger (left) and George H. Thomas.
Captured artillery, c. 1865
National cemetery at Chattanooga with a view of Lookout Mountain in the distance
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<center>Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker</center>
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On October 1, Maj. Gen. Joseph Wheeler's Confederate cavalry intercepted and severely damaged a train of 800 wagons—burning hundreds of the wagons, and shooting or sabering hundreds of mules—at the start of his October 1863 Raid through Tennessee to sever Rosecrans's supply line.

Dalton, Georgia

City and the county seat of Whitfield County, Georgia, United States.

City and the county seat of Whitfield County, Georgia, United States.

Dalton Convention Center

In John Bell Hood's Tennessee campaign, Joseph Wheeler's cavalry attacked a Union blockhouse in Tilton before passing through Dalton and heading west.

3rd Cavalry Regiment Coat of Arms

3rd Cavalry Regiment (United States)

Regiment of the United States Army currently stationed at Fort Hood, Texas.

Regiment of the United States Army currently stationed at Fort Hood, Texas.

3rd Cavalry Regiment Coat of Arms
Structure the 3rd Cavalry Regiment
The regimental accolade
George B. Crittenden; the uniform style is of the Mexican–American War era
William W Loring, who lost an arm in the Mexican–American War with the Mounted Rifleman, seen here as a CSA General
Lt. Schwatka's charge at Slim Buttes
Original title: "Colonel Roosevelt and his Rough Riders at the top of the hill which they captured, Battle of San Juan Hill." Left to right is 3rd US Cavalry, 1st Volunteer Cavalry (Col. Theodore Roosevelt center) and 10th US Cavalry.
Old Bill by Frederic Remington in Cuba, 1898. Unofficial mascot of the 3rd US Cavalry.
A member of the 2nd Squadron of the Regiment of Mounted Riflemen guards the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, one of many ceremonial duties undertaken by the Brave Rifles in the period between World War I and World War II. Note the spurs.
Bonus Army camp burns within sight of the Capitol.
M8 Greyhound and Crew of C Troop, 43rd Reconnaissance Squadron, part of the 3rd Cavalry Group during WWII
M-3 Bradleys of L Troop, 3rd ACR, stand in line at a holding area during Operation Desert Shield.
The largely Sunni western Iraq province of Al Anbar is highlighted on this map.
3rd Cavalry's commander, COL David Teeples wearing the Cavalry Stetson in Iraq
Soldiers searching for insurgents in Tal Afar
Colors casing ceremony Aug 2010 before deploying to Iraq
3rd ACR & ISF base transfer ceremony in Iraq
Soldiers assigned to the 3rd Cavalry Regiment fire Artillery in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.

In April 1861, the American Civil War broke out and 13 officers left the regiment to join the cause of the Confederacy, including future generals Joseph "Fighting Joe" Wheeler, William W. Loring, Dabney H. Maury, William H. Jackson, George B. Crittenden, and John G. Walker.

''Charge of the 24th and 25th Colored Infantry,

Battle of San Juan Hill

''Charge of the 24th and 25th Colored Infantry,
U. S. Army photo of a soldier pointing at the top of Kettle Hill, c. July 4, 1898. In the background are the block houses on San Juan Hill and the American encampment.
At the Bloody Ford of the San Juan by Frederic Remington, 1898
US Army photo showing trench and block house on San Juan Hill about July 4, 1898. Soldiers are from the 10th U.S. Cavalry Regiment.
The Scream of Shrapnel at San Juan Hill, by Frederic Remington, 1898
Charge of the Rough Riders at San Juan Hill by Frederic Remington. In reality, they assaulted San Juan Heights and the portion later called Kettle Hill by the Americans.
Buffalo Soldiers who participated in the Spanish–American War at San Juan Hill.

The Battle of San Juan Hill, also known as the Battle for the San Juan Heights, was a major battle of the Spanish–American War fought between an American force under the command of William Rufus Shafter and Joseph Wheeler against a Spanish force led by Arsenio Linares y Pombo.

Union Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman and his staff in the trenches outside of Atlanta

Atlanta campaign

Series of battles fought in the Western Theater of the American Civil War throughout northwest Georgia and the area around Atlanta during the summer of 1864.

Series of battles fought in the Western Theater of the American Civil War throughout northwest Georgia and the area around Atlanta during the summer of 1864.

Union Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman and his staff in the trenches outside of Atlanta
ATLANTA CAMPAIGN, Union advance: Chattanooga to Etowah (May 7–19, 1864).
ATLANTA CAMPAIGN, Union advance: Etowah River to Jonesboro (May 23 – September 2, 1864).
ATLANTA CAMPAIGN: Atlanta and Vicinity (Summer 1864).
The Siege of Atlanta by Thure de Thulstrup (c. 1888)
Palisades and chevaux-de-frise in front of the Ponder House, Atlanta, Georgia, 1864
Ruins of Rolling Mill and railroad cars destroyed by rebels on evacuation of Atlanta, Ga.
Roundhouse in Atlanta, following extensive damage from the Atlanta Campaign. Digitally restored albumen print, 1866.
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Maj. Gen. Joseph Wheeler (Cavalry corps, with the divisions of Maj. Gen. William T. Martin and Brig. Gens. John H. Kelly and William Y. C. Humes).

Sherman's March to the Sea, Alexander Hay Ritchie

Sherman's March to the Sea

Military campaign of the American Civil War conducted through Georgia from November 15 until December 21, 1864, by William Tecumseh Sherman, major general of the Union Army.

Military campaign of the American Civil War conducted through Georgia from November 15 until December 21, 1864, by William Tecumseh Sherman, major general of the Union Army.

Sherman's March to the Sea, Alexander Hay Ritchie
Savannah campaign (Sherman's March to the Sea): detailed map
Savannah campaign (Sherman's March to the Sea)
Sherman's advance: Tennessee, Georgia, and Carolinas (1863–65)
Sherman's men destroying a railroad in Atlanta
Sherman's March to the Sea was celebrated in music in 1865 with words by S.H.M. Byers and music by J.O. Rockwell.

The Cavalry Corps of Maj. Gen. Joseph Wheeler, reinforced by a brigade under Brig. Gen. William H. Jackson, had approximately 10,000 troopers.

The Burning of Columbia, South Carolina, on
February 17, 1865, as depicted in Harper's Weekly

Campaign of the Carolinas

The final campaign conducted by the United States Army (Union Army) against the Confederate States Army in the Western Theater.

The final campaign conducted by the United States Army (Union Army) against the Confederate States Army in the Western Theater.

The Burning of Columbia, South Carolina, on
February 17, 1865, as depicted in Harper's Weekly
Sherman's advance: Tennessee, Georgia and Carolinas (1863–65)
Movements in Carolinas campaign
Lithograph of Howard's Corps of Sherman's Army crossing the Edisto during the Carolinas campaign from 1872 children's textbook

Cavalry corps and the Aiken Home Guard, which were under the command of Joseph Wheeler fought Kilpatrick's cavalry corps.