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Anniston in Calhoun County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Birthplace of the “Gallant Pelham”

 
 
The Birthplace of the “Gallant Pelham” Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, October 2, 2010
1. The Birthplace of the “Gallant Pelham” Marker
Inscription.  
Major John Pelham C.S.A.

Born September 14, 1838
at the home of his Grand Parents
William McGehee and Elizabeth Clay McGehee

Erected by Forney District U.D.C.
May 5, 1937

 
Erected 1937 by Forney District U.D.C.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy series list.
 
Location. 33° 43.877′ N, 85° 52.639′ W. Marker is in Anniston, Alabama, in Calhoun County. Marker is on Choctaw Street north of Tomahawk Trail, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located about block east from the "Major John Pelham" marker off U.S. Highway 431. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Anniston AL 36206, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Major John Pelham (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); 27th. Division Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.1 miles away); Lincoyer (approx. 4.6 miles away); The Tallasahatchie Battle Field
“Gallant Pelham” Monument image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, February 14, 2012
2. “Gallant Pelham” Monument
The stone obelisk was erected in 1905 on Quintard Avenue. The city of Anniston maintains the monument, which is spotlighted at night. Dr. Clarence J. Owens, president of the Anniston College for Young Ladies and Commander of the 5th Brigade, U.S.C.V., led the drive to build the tribute. Named "The Gallant Pelham" by Gen Robert E. Lee. The noble, chivalric Pelham is no more. How much he was beloved, appreciated and admired, let the tears of agony we have shed and the gloom of mourning throughout every command bear witness. His loss to the country is irreparable. -- J.E.B. Stuart, Maj General
(approx. 4.6 miles away); Crook Cemetery (approx. 4.8 miles away); Seventeenth Street Missionary Baptist Church, Organized 1887 (approx. 5 miles away); West 15th Street Historic District (approx. 5.3 miles away); Saint Michael and All Angels (approx. 5.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Anniston.
 
The Birthplace of the “Gallant Pelham” image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, October 2, 2010
3. The Birthplace of the “Gallant Pelham”
Major John Pelham Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, October 2, 2010
4. Major John Pelham Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 31, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 4, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 2,371 times since then and 93 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 4, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.   2. submitted on March 3, 2012, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.   3, 4. submitted on October 4, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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