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Wheeler, Joseph 1836- Military officer; born in Augusta, Ga., Sept. 10, 1836; graduated at the
d him. The battle continued until night, when Wheeler, discomfited, moved off in the darkness and a here was another sharp fight until dark, when Wheeler withdrew and pushed on towards Murfreesboro. his heels, doing all the mischief in his
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At Farmington, below the Duck Riv rove him in confusion into northern Alabama.
Wheeler made his way back to Bragg's army, with a los commanding the Confederates at Atlanta, sent Wheeler, with the greater part of his cavalry, to cap k Hood out of Atlanta.
This movement brought Wheeler back.
After the evacuation of Atlanta, Hood ossed to the north side of the Chattahoochee, Wheeler swept around Allatoona, and, appearing before urrender.
The little garrison held out until Wheeler was driven away by General Steedman, who came rthern Alabama, by way of Florence.
Although Wheeler had destroyed much property, his damage to Sh
Wheeler, Joseph 1836- Military officer; born in Augusta, Ga., Sept. 10, 1836; graduated at the United States Military Academy in 1859; was assigned to the cavalry and served till 1861, when he resigned to enter the Confederate army, in which he became major-general and senior commander of cavalry. During the Civil War he was conspicuous as a raider. On Oct. 2, 1863, when Bragg's chief of cavalry, he crossed the Tennessee River at Bridgeport with about 4,000 mounted men, pushed up the Sequatchie Valley, and burned a National supply-train of nearly 1,000 wagons on its way to Chattanooga. Just as he had finished his destructive work, Col. E. M. McCook attacked him. The battle continued until night, when Wheeler, discomfited, moved off in the darkness and attacked another supply-train at McMinnville. This was captured and destroyed, and 600 men were made prisoners. Then, after the mischief was done, he was attacked (Oct. 4) by Gen. George Crook, with 2,000 cavalry. There was a