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Gainesboro in Jackson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Alvan Cullen Gillem

July 29, 1830 - December 2, 1875

 
 
Alvan Cullen Gillem Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Karen Emerson-McPeak, November 14, 2017
1. Alvan Cullen Gillem Marker
Inscription.  Born nearby; graduated from the US Military Academy in 1851, his Civil War duties included those of Provost Marshall of Nashville, later Adjt. General of Tennessee, to which he was appointed by Andrew Johnson. Promoted to Maj. Gen.; commanded the expedition which killed John H. Morgan. His last active service was in Modor War, 1873.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3B 26.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #17 Andrew Johnson, and the Tennessee Historical Commission series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1860.
 
Location. 36° 21.324′ N, 85° 39.539′ W. Marker is in Gainesboro, Tennessee, in Jackson County. Marker is at the intersection of East Hull Avenue (Tennessee Route 53) and South Main Street, on the right when traveling east on East Hull Avenue. The marker stands in Courthouse Square. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 E Hull Ave, Gainesboro TN 38562, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker
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, measured as the crow flies. Orion Clemens (within shouting distance of this marker); Michaux's Discovery (within shouting distance of this marker); Jamie Dailey (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Field Hospital (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Austin Peay Bridge (approx. 1.2 miles away); Cumberland River Campaign (approx. 1.8 miles away); Judge John Jordan Gore (approx. 3.2 miles away); Flynn Creek Impact Crater (approx. 5.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gainesboro.
 
Alvan Cullen Gillem Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Darren Jefferson Clay, August 21, 2021
2. Alvan Cullen Gillem Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 1, 2018, by Karen Emerson-McPeak of Triune, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 479 times since then and 8 times this year. Last updated on August 21, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. Photos:   1. submitted on January 1, 2018, by Karen Emerson-McPeak of Triune, Tennessee.   2. submitted on August 25, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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