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Joseph Wheeler

Joseph Wheeler
Artist
William Rudolf O'Donovan, born Preston County, VA 1844-died New York City 1920
Sitter
Joseph Wheeler
Joseph Wheeler
Date
1895
Type
Sculpture
Medium
bronze
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
Restrictions & Rights
CC0
Object number
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.
Data Source
Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Department
Painting and Sculpture
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