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Sewanee in Franklin County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Edmund Kirby Smith

May 16, 1824 – March 28, 1893

 
 
Edmund Kirby Smith Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Gillard, December 12, 2009
1. Edmund Kirby Smith Marker
Inscription. He was a career United States Army officer and educator. He served as a general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War, notable for his command of the Trans-Mississippi Department of the Confederacy after the fall of Vicksburg.
Postwar career:
After the war, Smith was active in the telegraph business and education. From 1866 to 1868, he was president of the Atlantic and Pacific Telegraph Company. When that effort ended in failure, he started a preparatory school in Newcastle, Kentucky. In 1870, he combined efforts with former Confederate general officer Bushrod Johnson and became president of the University of Nashville. In 1875, he left that post to become professor of mathematics at the University of the South at Sewanee from 1875 to 1893. At the time of his death in Sewanee, he was the last surviving man who had been a full general in the war. He is buried in the University Cemetery at Sewanee.
 
Location. 35° 12.459′ N, 85° 55.15′ W. Marker is in Sewanee, Tennessee, in Franklin County. Marker is on University Ave., on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sewanee TN 37383, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. University of the South
Edmund Kirby Smith plaque image. Click for full size.
By Tom Gillard, December 12, 2009
2. Edmund Kirby Smith plaque
(about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rebel's Rest (approx. 0.2 miles away); Army of Tennessee (approx. 1.3 miles away); Monteagle Sunday School Assembly (approx. 5.1 miles away); Passing Through Cowan (approx. 6 miles away); Tullahoma Campaign (approx. 6 miles away); Cowan Railroad Museum (approx. 6 miles away); a different marker also named Tullahoma Campaign (approx. 6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sewanee.
 
Also see . . .
1. Edmund Kirby Smith residence, Shreveport, LA. (Submitted on December 13, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee.)
2. Edmund Kirby Smith. (Submitted on December 13, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee.)
 
Categories. EducationNotable PersonsWar, US Civil
 
Edmund Kirby Smith Grave marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Gillard, December 12, 2009
3. Edmund Kirby Smith Grave marker
Cemetery coordinates: N35 12.259 W85 54.946
Edmund Kirby Smith Grave marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Gillard, December 12, 2009
4. Edmund Kirby Smith Grave marker
Edmund Kirby Smith grave marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Gillard, December 12, 2009
5. Edmund Kirby Smith grave marker
Confederate Battle Flag image. Click for full size.
By Tom Gillard, December 12, 2009
6. Confederate Battle Flag
Confederate Battle Flag document image. Click for full size.
By Tom Gillard, December 12, 2009
7. Confederate Battle Flag document
As a tribute to Gen. Edmund Kirby-Smith
 
 
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