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Unique Shiloh Monument

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On Ranger Spearman's April 4 walk, he showed the group a monument, across the road from the eagle's nest, that contains the name of someone who survived the battle. It is the only one at Shiloh that names a person who didn't die in the battle.

 

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Did you know that Joe Wheeler was also a General in the US Army and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery? In 1898, when the Spanish American War broke out, he was appointed Major General, US Volunteers, and commanded the Cavalry Division of the Cuban Expeditionary Force, which gave him command over the Rough Riders of Teddy Roosevelt fame. He was head of the committee that negotiated the surrender of Santiago and the Spanish Army in Cuba. Following that war, he remained in the United States Army, and from September 1899 to January 1900, he was the commanding General in the field, with the rank of Brigadier General, during the Philippine Insurrection, commanding the First Brigade, Second Division, in the Tarlac Campaign and in the central Luzon. He was commissioned a Brigadier General, Regular Army on June 16, 1900, and retired on September 10, 1900. 

 

There are five Confederate Generals who later served in the US Army during the Spanish American War. Fightin' Joe is one of them and the only one buried at Arlington.

 

Here's a list of all five with links to their Find A Grave memorials:

Joseph Wheeler http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid= 6518
Matthew Cal Butler http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid= 9501
Fitzhugh Lee http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=4660
Thomas L Rosser http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=11068
William C Oates http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=5901994

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