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Elizabethton in Carter County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Old Red Fox

 
 
Old Red Fox Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 13, 2019
1. Old Red Fox Marker
Inscription.  At Valley Forge, Dan Ellis usually assembled for Federal regiments whom he guided over obscure mountain trails to Kentucky, while East Tennessee was under Confederate control. Born 1827 and a veteran of the Mexican War, he was subsequently Captain of Co. "A,” 13th Tennessee Cavalry, USA. He died in 1907 and is buried in the family cemetery 14th District.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1A-85.)
 
Location. 36° 18.424′ N, 82° 11.612′ W. Marker is in Elizabethton, Tennessee, in Carter County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 19E and Valley Forge Christian Church Road, on the right when traveling south on U.S. 19E. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elizabethton TN 37643, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. O'Brien Furnace (within shouting distance of this marker); Covered Bridge (approx. 3 miles away); Carter County's Train History (approx. 3 miles away); Samuel Powhatan Carter (approx. 3 miles away); Carter County Veterans Monument
Old Red Fox Marker (<i>wide view • US Highway 19E on left</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 13, 2019
2. Old Red Fox Marker (wide view • US Highway 19E on left)
(approx. 3 miles away); Watauga Old Fields (approx. 3 miles away); Samuel P. Carter (approx. 3 miles away); Cedar Grove Cemetery (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elizabethton.
 
Also see . . .  Captain Daniel Ellis. Ellis became a pilot, leading Unionists, Confederate deserters, prison escapees, slaves, and all manner of fugitives through the mountains into Kentucky or wherever the Union lines would advance. All the while he recruited for several regiments, provided information on Confederate activities to Federal authorities, and maintained a mail service between mountain Unionists and their men in the Union army. Possibly the most successful of all such pilots, and despite a bounty on his head, Ellis always (often narrowly) escaped capture, and became known as "The Old Red Fox." (Submitted on June 22, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Notable PersonsWar, Mexican-AmericanWar, US Civil
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 22, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 21, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 80 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 21, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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