Joseph Wheeler

  • William Rudolf O'Donovan, Joseph Wheeler, 1895, bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Henry Clews and Committee of Subscribers, 1921.1.2

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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.

Title
Joseph Wheeler
Artists
Date
1895
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Dimensions
19 1/2 x 12 x 6 in. (49.5 x 30.4 x 15.3 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Henry Clews and Committee of Subscribers

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Keywords
  • Occupation – military – general
  • History – United States – Civil War
  • Portrait male – Wheeler, Joseph – bust
  • Portrait male – Wheeler, Joseph – nude
Object Number
1921.1.2
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