Gen. Joseph Wheeler, Spanish American War,
During the Spanish American War Gen. Joseph Wheeler was given command of American cavalry forces in Cuba. Before his military career in the Spanish American War Wheeler served as a feared Confederate cavalry general in the Civil War.
While Wheeler was an experienced, brilliant, and aggressive military commander, there were signs that he was not all there mentally. Often he would become confused as to which war he was fighting in. At the Battle of Las Guasimas in 1898 he reportedly shouted, “Lets go boys, we got them damned Yankees on the run again!”