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The army of Tennessee and its Generals. [from our own Correspondent.] Thomaston, Ga., Jan. 1st, 1864. Major-General Joseph Wheeler. This modest and excellent officer was born in Augusta, Ga., on the 10th of September, 1836, and is consequently only twenty-seven years of age. Early in life he chose the profession of arms, and entered West Point in 1864, being one of the first who graduated under the five-year rule. His career at West Point developed the fact that he was one of the few who are born to the profession of arms. Whilst other students passed their leisure hours in sports and in reading the romances of the day, young Wheeler would be found in the library, studying with the deepest interest the volumes which treated of campaigns and battles, both of modern and ancient times, and in examining military maps and the plans of battles of distinguished commanders. In October, 1859, he was ordered to the Cavalry School, at Carlisle, Penn., and there remained on duty