Augusta in Richmond County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Birthplace of General Joseph Wheeler
After the war, Wheeler lived in the town of Wheeler, Ala., which was named for him. He studied law and was admitted to the Ala. bar. Elected to Congress in 1881, he served almost continuously until his resignation in 1900. As a major general of the U.S. Volunteers in the Spanish-American War, Wheeler fought at San Juan Hill, as well as in the Philippines. He retired from the U.S. Regular Army in 1900 with the rank of brigadier general. General Wheeler died in 1906 and is buried in Arlington Cemetery.
Erected 1963 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 121-43.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 33° 29.399′ N, 82° 3.075′ W. Marker is in Augusta, Georgia, in Richmond County. Marker is at the intersection of Wheeler Road and Aumond Road, on the right when traveling west on Wheeler Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Augusta GA 30906, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Joseph Wheeler (approx. half a mile away); Bobby Jones and the Beginning of the Grand Slam (approx. 1.2 miles away); Pierce Memorial Methodist Church (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Sisters of Saint Joseph In Augusta (approx. 1.7 miles away); Walker Family Cemetery (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Augusta Arsenal (approx. 1.8 miles away); Augusta State University (approx. 1.8 miles away); Stephen Vincent Benet House (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Augusta.
Also see . . .
1. General Joseph Wheeler. Wikipedia biography. (Submitted on December 29, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
2. Major General Joseph Wheeler - the Controversy. While the marker states that Wheeler was promoted to Lieutenant General in February 1865, there is some controversy about this promotion. (Submitted on December 29, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
Categories. • Military • Politics • War, Spanish-American • War, US Civil •
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