Stories

Gen. Wheeler at Camp Wikoff

Gen. Wheeler at Camp Wikoff

From the Library of Congress, this 1903 film entitled "Gen. Wheeler and Secretary of War Russell A. Alger at Camp Wikoff" was made by the American Mutoscope and Biograph Company.

The Spanish-American War: Miss Annie's Story II

Part Two

The Spanish-American War: Miss Annie's Story II

So I kept reaching out in every direction until finally I found an opportunity to go on a ship having a number of nurses aboard.

1955: Miss Annie Wheeler Obituary

THE FLORENCE TIMES | April 11, 1955

1955: Miss Annie Wheeler Obituary

Miss Annie Wheeler, 86, one of the most famed women in Alabama died Sunday at a hospital in Richmond, VA.

Thomas Harrison Wheeler

Thomas Harrison Wheeler

Thomas Harrison Wheeler was born on March 7, 1881, to General Joseph and Daniella Wheeler, the last of 6 children.

Joseph Wheeler, Jr.

Joseph Wheeler, Jr.

Joseph Wheeler, Jr. was the eldest son of Joseph and Daniella Wheeler. Like his other siblings, his life was framed by life in rural Northern Alabama on the one hand, and facets of life associated with Joseph Wheeler's congressional career in Washington, D.C. on the other.

Joseph Wheeler

Joseph Wheeler

Joseph Wheeler was born in Augusta, Georgia, on September 10, 1836, the youngest of four children. His mother died in 1842, and shortly thereafter his father lost his fortune. Wheeler's father decided to take the children and return to his home state of Connecticut.

 

Pond Spring

Pond Spring

The three houses on the property include a dogtrot or double log cabin possibly built before 1818, a somewhat later two-story Federal-style house (1830's), and the main wing built around 1872.

The Spanish-American War: Miss Annie's Story III

Part Three

The Spanish-American War: Miss Annie's Story III

In a few days Miss Barton said for me & for the other two who had not come on same ship with me & had not gone to N.Y. & said, wringing her hands:

The Spanish-American War: Miss Annie's Story I

Part One

The Spanish-American War: Miss Annie's Story I

[Editor: Wheeler Plantation curator, Melissa Beasley, discovered a number of hand written pages within Miss Annie’s small desk. They tell the story of her involvement in the Spanish-American War. 1998 was the 100-year anniversary of the conflict, and it was felt that the reprinting of these pages would be appropriate. The manuscript has been reproduced without editing; cross-outs, underlines, and original spellings are preserved.]

TC&D Railway

TC&D Railway

The following account describes the story of Colonel Benjamin Sherrod’s monumental achievement toward establishing a modern commercial transportation system within the Tennessee Valley, and it was a success that has extended its reaches to this very day.

1901 Dress Uniform

1901 Dress Uniform

A set of 1901 Artillery Corps Dress Uniform Knots and Helmet have resided at the Wheeler Home since Joseph Wheeler, Jr's death in 1938. LTC (Ret) William K. Emerson researched the uniform items owned by Colonel Wheeler.

Annie Early Wheeler

Annie Early Wheeler

Annie Early Wheeler, second of General Wheeler's children, was born on July 31, 1868. Her love of beauty and nature, coupled with a compassion for suffering people, were her trademarks throughout her life.

 

The Sherrod Family

The Sherrod Family

The Sherrod family was one of the most influential families in the region during the 19th century.