“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Jacksonville in Calhoun County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)

Beauregard's Headquarters

Beauregard's Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lee Hattabaugh, April 16, 2010
1. Beauregard's Headquarters Marker
Inscription.  This house, "Ten Oaks", was headquarters for Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard, Oct. 15-23, 1864, when he coordinated the movement of Gen. J.B. Hood's army, then marching across northeast Alabama enroute to Nashville. He and his retinue, including Gov. I.G. Harris of Tenn. and Gen. M.L. Smith, were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. James Crook who erected "Ten Oaks" in 1850, the largest house in Calhoun County. Beauregard stood on the front balcony to be serenaded by the townspeople who were assembled in the yard to honor him on his appointment as Commander, Military Division of the West, C.S.A., by Jefferson Davis.
Erected 1976 by The General John H. Forney Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1864.
Location. 33° 48.407′ N, 85° 45.699′ W. Marker is in Jacksonville, Alabama, in Calhoun County. Marker is at the intersection of Pelham Road (State Highway 21) and James Street SE, on the left when traveling north on Pelham Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jacksonville AL 36265, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
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markers are within walking distance of this marker. Maj. John Pelham (within shouting distance of this marker); Pelham (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Intendants and Mayors of Jacksonville (approx. 0.4 miles away); General Leonidas Polk C.S.A. (approx. half a mile away); Saint Luke's Episcopal Church (approx. half a mile away); John Tyler Morgan (approx. half a mile away); Site of Indian Trading Post (approx. half a mile away); Jacksonville (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jacksonville.
Ten Oaks image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lee Hattabaugh, April 16, 2010
2. Ten Oaks
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 19, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 2,492 times since then and 377 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 19, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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