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Near Reynolds in Taylor County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Gen. John B. Gordon

 
 
Gen. John B. Gordon Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 18, 2010
1. Gen. John B. Gordon Marker
Inscription. General John Brown Gordon (1832-1904), CSA, lawyer, statesman, owned this farm, “Beechwood,” from 1888 until his death. Here he raised Texas ponies, goats, horses and cattle. For a time he lived in “the old John D. Mitchell home”; later, he moved to a nearby small house that is no longer standing. “The most important military figure in the history of Georgia, General Gordon had no training in martial affairs.” Elected Captain of a group of mountaineers, he was a Lieutenant General by 1865. After the war, a strong advocate of home rule, he served in the United States Senate.
 
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 133-5.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 33.45′ N, 84° 4.245′ W. Marker is near Reynolds, Georgia, in Taylor County. Marker is at the intersection of Marion Street (Georgia Route 96) and S. Gen. John B. Gordon Road (County Route 269), on the right when traveling east on Marion Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Reynolds GA 31076, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the
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By David Seibert, January 18, 2010
2. Gen. John B. Gordon Marker
The John B. Gordon farm today
crow flies. Taylor County Rural Electric Cooperative (approx. 8 miles away); Creek Agency - Old Agency (approx. 8.1 miles away); The Wire Road (approx. 9.1 miles away); William Bartram Trail (approx. 9.1 miles away); Taylor County (approx. 9.7 miles away); Confederate Dead (approx. 9.9 miles away); Home of Samuel Henry Rumph (approx. 10.2 miles away); St. Luke’s Episcopal Church (approx. 10.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  John B. Gordon. A detailed Wikipedia biography. (Submitted on February 4, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 
 
Categories. GovernmentPoliticsWar, US Civil
 
Gen. John B. Gordon Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 18, 2010
3. Gen. John B. Gordon Marker
Looking east, on Georgia Highway 96
Gen. John B. Gordon Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 18, 2010
4. Gen. John B. Gordon Marker
Looking south on South General John B. Gordon Road, past the site of his farm
Gen. John Brown Gordon image. Click for full size.
By Matthew Brady, 1865
5. Gen. John Brown Gordon
The photo, from the Library of Congress, is provided by Wikipedia Commons.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,751 times since then and 3 times this year. Last updated on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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