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Joseph Wheeler letter to William Joseph Hardee

Joseph Wheeler letter to William Joseph Hardee

Descriptive Summary

Title: Joseph Wheeler letter to William Joseph Hardee
Creator: Wheeler, Joseph, 1836-1906
Inclusive Dates: 1864 November 22
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms2243
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Joseph Wheeler (1836-1906) served as the commander of cavalry for the Confederate Army of Tennessee during the Civil War, then went on to a career as a member of Congress from Alabama before returning to the military during the Spanish-American War. For further information, see the article "Joseph Wheeler" at Encyclopedia of Alabama.

William J. Hardee (1815-1873) was a lieutenant general in the Confederate army, defending Savannah, Georgia during Gen. Sherman's campaign across Georgia. After the war Hardee moved to Selma, Alabama, where he worked in the warehouse and insurance businesses. He eventually became president of the Selma and Meridian Railroad.

For more information see the article William J. Hardee at the New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of one letter: dated Griswoldville, November 22, 1864, to "Lt. General W.J. Hardee," signed "Joseph Wheeler, Major General," regarding Wheeler's proposed troop movement toward the Oconee Bridge due to enemy occupation of all roads to Milledgeville, Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Joseph Wheeler letter to William Joseph Hardee, ms2243, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2017.

General Notes

This collection has been digitized and is available online as part of America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Confederate States of America. Army -- Correspondence
Georgia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Cavalry operations.
Hardee, William Joseph, 1815-1873

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letter, 1864 November 22 Access Online