Wheeler County historical marker

Collection:
Georgia Historical Markers
Title:
Wheeler County historical marker
Creator:
Seibert, David
Date of Original:
1996/2014
Subject:
Historical markers--Georgia--Wheeler County
Counties--Georgia--Wheeler County
Wheeler, Joseph, 1836-1906
Location:
United States, Georgia, Wheeler County, Alamo, 32.1471202, -82.7779171
Medium:
photographs
Type:
StillImage
Format:
image/jpeg
Description:
Location: Wheeler County Courthouse, Alamo
Text of marker: "WHEELER COUNTY. This County, created by Act of the Legislature Aug. 14, 1912, is named for Gen. Joseph Wheeler, famous Confederate Cavalry leader and Major General of Cavalry in the Spanish War. He twice saved Augusta from Kilpatrick's Union Cavalry, at Waynesboro, Ga., in 1864 and at Aiken, S.C. in '65. For his brilliant work at Santiago Teddy Roosevelt called him "a regular gamecock." First County Officers were: Ordinary Wm. B. Kent, Superior Court Clerk John Durden Brown, Sheriff J.F. Wright, Tax Receiver W.T. Hadden, Tax Collector J.A. Martin, Treasurer Daniel Pope, Surveyor E. Miller and Coroner James J. Brantley. 153-1 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1954"
Metadata URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_ghm_wheeler-county
Digital Object URL:
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/do:dlg_ghm_wheeler-county
Rights Holder:
Copyright held by David Seibert. Please contact markers@davidseibert.com about commercial reproduction and use
Holding Institution:
Digital Library of Georgia
Rights:

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