Photograph of "Jim Wheeler" (or "Old Jim"), an Aiken (S.C.) horse once in service to the Confederate cavalry, and a braided piece of his tail.
This horse was the property of a Lieutenant McMahon from Sevierville, Tennessee, who was part of a force under General Joseph Wheeler defending Aiken, S.C., where Lt. McMahon was mortally wounded in 1865. The horse was also wounded but recovered in the care of its new owner Mr. John Williams, a plantation owner of the Aiken area.
Cite as: Jim Wheeler photograph and memento, ca. 1880.
Forms part of: B.H. Teague family and collected papers, 1770-1899.