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Joseph Wheeler

1895 William Rudolf O'Donovan Born: Virginia 1844 Died: New York, New York 1920 bronze 19 1/2 x 12 x 6 in. (49.5 x 30.4 x 15.3 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Henry Clews and Committee of Subscribers 1921.1.2 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 46B


Luce Center Label

This bust of General Joseph Wheeler was presented to the Smithsonian Institution in 1921 by a committee that included Joseph H. Choate, Henry Clews, and Theodore Roosevelt. Joseph Wheeler was a Confederate general in the Civil War. He graduated from West Point in 1859, but resigned from the United States Army two years later to fight for the Confederacy. During the war, he was noted for his tireless energy and perseverance despite being wounded three times and having sixteen horses shot from beneath him.

Keywords

History - United States - Civil War

Occupation - military - general

Portrait male - Wheeler, Joseph - bust

Portrait male - Wheeler, Joseph - nude

sculpture

metal - bronze

cast

About William Rudolf O'Donovan

Born: Virginia 1844 Died: New York, New York 1920

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