Historic Markers Across Georgia



Fightin' Joe Wheeler



Marker ID: GHM 122-3
Location: Library on Green Street in Conyers
County: Rockdale
Coordinates: N 33° 39.919    W 084° 1.059
  33.66531735    -84.01764178
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM16V8
Fightin' Joe Wheeler Marker  



Text:

Near this spot, May 9, 1865, Major General Joseph Wheeler, C.S.A., and part of his staff were captured by Federal troops who were pursuing President Jefferson Davis. Gen. Wheeler was released at Athens but, later, was again arrested and sent north with Pres. Davis. He was imprisoned at fort Delaware, Del., until June 8, 1865, when he was released. Gen. Wheeler fought more battles than any other cavalryman in the War Between the States. Wounded 3 times, he had his horse shot out from under him 16 times. In the U. S. Army in the Spanish-American War, he served with equal honor and distinction.

GHM 122-3 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1956



 

 

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