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Kelly - Stone - Hill Place

 
 
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By Tim & Renda Carr, April 19, 2008
1. Kelly - Stone - Hill Place Marker
Inscription. Former home of John Herbert Kelly, brigadier general, C.S. Army, born in Carrollton, March 31, 1840. Appointed to West Point at age 17, resigned a few months before graduation. Fought at Shiloh, Perryville, Murfreesboro and Chickamauga. Mortally wounded at battle of Franklin, Tennessee, August 20, 1864.

For many years this was the home of Lewis Maxwell Stone, state senator, member of the Constitutional Convention 1875, and speaker of the House of Representatives during the Reconstruction Period.

Dwelling later occupied by Hugh Wilson Hill, M.D. the third of four generations of a family of physicians who have served the community with marked devotion.
 
Erected 1974 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 33° 15.762′ N, 88° 5.725′ W. Marker is in Carrollton, Alabama, in Pickens County. Marker is at the intersection of Phoenix Avenue (County Road 35) and Elliott Street, on the left when traveling north on Phoenix Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 Phoenix Avenue, Carrollton AL 35447, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pickens County Courthouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct
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By Tim & Renda Carr, April 19, 2008
2. Kelly - Stone - Hill Place Marker
line); Aliceville First Baptist Church (approx. 8.9 miles away); R. J. Kirksey High School (approx. 9.4 miles away); a different marker also named Aliceville First Baptist Church (approx. 9.7 miles away); Alabama, Tennessee & Northern Railroad Depot (approx. 9.9 miles away); Aliceville Prisoner of War Camp (approx. 11 miles away); George Downer Field (approx. 12 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Kelly-Stone-Hill House in Carrollton named as a Place in Peril. (Submitted on November 1, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
2. John H. Kelly From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on November 1, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
3. Grave of General Kelly. (Submitted on November 2, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Additional comments.
1. General Kelly Mortally Wounded at Franklin
Please note the marker does provide the correct date of the engagement, however, readers can be confused about the name of the battle. General Kelly was not among the six Confederate generals killed at the (Second) Battle of Franklin on November 30, 1864. The action in which Kelly was wounded
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By Tim & Renda Carr, April 19, 2008
3. Kelly - Stone - Hill Place
occurred during a late summer raid on Federal supply lines.
    — Submitted November 2, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

 
Categories. Notable BuildingsNotable PersonsWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 901 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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