MAJOR GENERAL JOSEPH "FIGHTIN' JOE" WHEELER - AUTOGRAPH DOCUMENT SIGNED - HFSID 217934

JOSEPH "FIGHTING JOE" WHEELER Handwritten 1891 legal document asking for an extension in a case against Joseph Wheeler. Legal documents from his post-Civil War career are rare and quite desirable. Autograph document signed: "J Wheeler/Atty for/Respondents", 1 page, 8x13¾, on ruled paper, docied on verso.

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JOSEPH "FIGHTING JOE" WHEELER
Handwritten 1891 legal document asking for an extension in a case against Joseph Wheeler. Legal documents from his post-Civil War career are rare and quite desirable.
Autograph document signed: "J Wheeler/Atty for/Respondents", 1 page, 8x13¾, on ruled paper, docied on verso. Date-stamped on July 17, 1891. Legal document in the case of "S J Porter/vs//J Wheeler et al", possibly a case against Joseph Wheeler. In full: "Respondents in this cause ask for an extension of ten days to file amended cross bill". Withautograph response by register: "In this cause E. H. Fester Sol. For complainant hearing filed his written consent, that the time for filing said amended cross bill as fixed by the chancellor be extended ten days; It is therefore ordered and adjusted by the register that the above petition be granted deed that complainant have till July 29th 1891 to file said amended cross bill. Done at office in [illegible] this July 17th 1891." A Confederate Major Generaland senior Cavalry General of the Confederate Armies, Wheeler (1836-1906), by his own account, fought in 400 battles, was wounded three times and had 16 horses shot out from under him. After the war, he lived in New Orleans for two years before settling in Wheeler, Alabama, named in his honor. There, he practiced law and engaged in cotton planting before representing his adopted state as a Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives (1881-1882, 1883, 1885-1900). He later served as Major General of Volunteers in the Spanish American War and was the Commander at the Battle of Las Guasimas, Cuba, the first United States Army victory on foreign soil. Lightly toned, stained, soiled and creased. Light show-through from docket, which touches handwriting and signature. Ink transference, which touches signature. Lightly torn at top edge. Neatly torn from pad at top edge. Lighlty discolored along left and right edges. Lightly rounded right corners. Folded thrice and unfolded. Lightly discolored along folds. Light tears at left and right edges along folds. Otherwise, fine condition.

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