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Albert Gleaves

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, March 28, 2020
1. Albert Gleaves Marker
Inscription.  Born here Jan. 1. 1858, a graduate of the Naval Academy in 1879, he commanded the USS Cushing in the War with Spain. In 1917 took command of the Cruiser and Transport Force, US Navy, which convoyed Allied troops to France without the loss of a man. In 1919 was commander in chief, Asiatic Fleet. He held the Distinguished Service Medal, Japanese Order of Sacred Treasure, 1st Class, Chinese Order of Wong Hu, 1st Class, and French Legion of Honor. He died Jan. 6. 1937.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3A 57.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, Spanish-AmericanWar, World IWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical date for this entry is January 1, 1858.
 
Location. 36° 9.437′ N, 86° 46.957′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is at the intersection of 9th Avenue South and McGavock Street, on the right when traveling north on 9th Avenue South. Touch for map. Marker
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, March 28, 2020
2. Albert Gleaves Marker
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is at or near this postal address: 800 Demonbreun St, Nashville TN 37203, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Vauxhall Garden Site (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Christ Church Cathedral / Old Christ Church (1831~1890) (about 500 feet away); Nashville Centennial (about 500 feet away); Union Station (about 500 feet away); Captain John Gordon 1763-1819 (about 600 feet away); The South Field (about 600 feet away); Nashville's First Public School (about 700 feet away); Customs House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nashville.
 
Albert Gleaves image. Click for full size.
By Alphaeus P. Cole, oil on canvas, c. 1920.
3. Albert Gleaves
Courtesy of United States Naval History and Heritage Command.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 2, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 72 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 2, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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