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Joe Wheeeler/Newman and Lawrence Co. AL/Strange Coincidence?
Posted by: Donna Evans (ID *****3505) Date: April 18, 2004 at 23:33:11
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While Using a search engine, looking for information to add some color to my family book I am in the process of building, I came across the following:
The Civil War came closest to Newnan in July 1864, when the battle of Brown’s Mill occurred three miles south of town, resulting in the defeat of Federal forces under the com­mand of General E.M. McCook by Confederate General Joseph Wheeler.

College Temple - the first college to offer a Master of Arts degree to women was used in the War Between the States as a hospital for wound­ed Confederate and Union troops as were the courthouse and local churches. Newnan was spared some of the ravages of the Civil War, and many his­toric homes, including General Wheeler’s headquarters, still line the streets of Newnan, known today as the “City of Homes

It amazed me to learn that General Joseph Wheeler once spent time in Coweta County as did my ancestors. I live in Lawrence Co., AL, a rural section of northwest Alabama. General Joe Wheeler's home and plantation is less than 5 miles from my home.My ancestors, the Waters, left Carroll Co. for north Alabama around 1895/1900. How strange it is to realize that they moved to the very place where general Wheeler made his home! Just wanted to share this coincidence with everyone.

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