Near Alexandria in Calhoun County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
and The Battle of Tallasehatchee
Because of his compassion, Gen. Jackson took the infant to Fort Struther, in present day Ohatchee, where he nursed him back to health. Gen. Jackson then took the baby to his family home, the Hermitage, in Nashville, Tenn., where he and his wife Rachel named the child Lincoyer and adopted, raised, loved and educated him as their son.
Lincoyer fell ill and died of Tuberculosis at home with his family, when he was 16 years old. The General and his wife mourned the loss of their son for the rest of their lives.
Dedicated August 2000
Through the special efforts of and by Commissioner Eli Henderson and the Calhoun County Commission, to preserve, save and commemorate the History of Calhoun County, this monument was erected.
Calhoun County Commission
James Eli Henderson - Chairman
James A. “Pappy” Dunn
Robert W. Downing
Erected 2000 by Calhoun County Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • Wars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #07 Andrew Jackson series list.
Location. 33° 47.007′ N, 85° 55.576′ W. Marker is near Alexandria, Alabama, in Calhoun County. Marker is on McCullars Lane west of County Road 73, on the left when traveling west. McCullars Lane located about 1.5 miles east of U.S. Highway 431. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Alexandria AL 36250, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Tallasahatchie Battle Field (here, next to this marker); Crook Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Tallasseehatchee (approx. 2.2 miles away); Major John Pelham (approx. 4½ miles away); The Birthplace of the “Gallant Pelham” (approx. 4.6 miles away); Janney Furnace (approx. 5½ miles away); Fort Strother (approx. 7.9 miles away); Battle of “Ten Islands” (approx. 7.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alexandria.
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 1,998 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 4, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. 4. submitted on May 15, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. 5, 6. submitted on October 4, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. 7. submitted on May 15, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.