Wilder's Lightning Brigade
- clarkc@... writes:
However, after Chickamauga they seem to vanish from the stage. What happened? other duty? under-manned? mustered out? something else?
I must confess, rather guiltily, that I also didn't know what happened
afterwards to Wilder's brigade. Thanks for the information; incidentally,
what happened to the great man himself?
Gentlemen I don't know much about Wilder after the war except he liked Chattanooga so well he returned to become the mayor. I found the website listed below which is interesting and this snipe from another website that I can't locate the addy on at the moment. Hope this helps
Colleen aka CWgal
"The brigade fought with distinction at Hoover's Gap, Tennessee, and Chickamauga, Georgia. Wilder received a brevet brigadier general's commission on August 7, 1864, but was compelled to resign on October 4 because of recurring typhoid fever. In 1866 Wilder moved from Greensburg to Chattanooga, Tennessee, in search of a more healthful climate. He became a successful industrialist and prominent community leader. He moved to Johnson City, Tennessee, where he capitalized on the future of coal and the railroads; later he bought water- rights along the Tennessee River. Wilder died while vacationing in Jacksonville, Florida, on October 20, 1917, and was buried in Forest Hills Cemetery in Chattanooga."
Click here: Wilder's Lightning Brigade History