CONFEDERATE IMPRINT - "OFFICIAL ORDERS/ HEADQUARTER WHEELER'S CAVALRY CORPS"

$795.00
Originally $1,200.00

Quantity Available: 1

Item Code: 486-195

Shipping: Determined by Method & Location of buyer

To Order:
Call 717-334-0347,
Fax 717-334-5016, or E-mail

Dated "January 1st, 1865". 16 pages, measuring 8.5 x 5.5", with opening directive: "The following orders are re-published for the information and guidance of this command." Includes General Orders No. 4 (March 11, 1863), and numbers 6 through 16, as well as numbers 1 through 3, and later number 4 (June 10, 1864) and five. All pages lightly yellowed and foxed. Else VG.

Major General Joe Wheeler, CSA, was a 1859 West Point graduate who served two years with the Mounted Dragoons on the western frontier before resigning from the U.S. Army to join the Confederacy. Wheeler led an infantry regiment through the Battle of Shiloh, and then took command of the Cavalry of the Army of Mississippi. He commanded the cavalry in the western theater through the end of the war, rising to Brigadier , and then to Major General. In campaigning, Wheeler's Cavalry covered Braxton Bragg advance and retreat from Kentucky, fought at Stone's River and Chickamauga, and bottled up Maj. Gen. W. Rosecrans forces in Chattanooga with a masterly executed raid on Union communications. Wheeler's were practically the only troops opposing Sherman's March to the Sea. In the post-war phase Wheeler entered politics and served in the U.S. House of Representatives between 1885-1900. During the Spanish American War he commanded a cavalry division in Cuba and was later commissioned a Brigadier General in the Regular Army, and sent briefly to the Philippines.

This set of orders for Wheeler's Confederate cavalry corps is scarce, and a must piece for western Confederate cavalry buffs.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

THIS ITEM, AS WITH ALL OTHER ITEMS AVAILABLE ON OUR WEB SITE,

MAY BE PURCHASED THROUGH OUR LAYAWAY PROGRAM.

FOR OUR POLICIES AND TERMS,

CLICK ON ‘CONTACT US’ AT THE TOP OF ANY PAGE ON THE SITE,

THEN ON ‘LAYAWAY POLICY’.

THANK YOU!

Inquire »

Inquire About CONFEDERATE IMPRINT - "OFFICIAL ORDERS/ HEADQUARTER WHEELER'S CAVALRY CORPS"

should be empty

featured item

M1834 US REVENUE MARINE SWORD BY HORSTMANN

US Revenue Cutter Service Sword, Model 1834, also referred to as US Revenue Marine. Manufactured 1834-62. A scarce sword made for officers of the United States Revenue Cutter Service or Revenue Marines. This was a small but prestigious branch of our… (870-37). Learn More »

Upcoming Events

17
Jan

Coming up Jan. 27 - 28: Gettysburg Gun Show at the Allstar Events Complex at the Eisenhower Inn Learn More »