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Kelly - Stone - Hill Place

 
 
Kelly - Stone - Hill Place Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Hamilton, May 30, 2023
1. Kelly - Stone - Hill Place Marker
Inscription.  Former home of John Herbert Kelly, brigadier general, C.S. Army, born in Carrollton, March 31, 1840. Appointed to West Point at age 17, resigned a few months before graduation. Fought at Shiloh, Perryville, Murfreesboro and Chickamauga. Mortally wounded at battle of Franklin, Tennessee, August 20, 1864.

For many years this was the home of Lewis Maxwell Stone, state senator, member of the Constitutional Convention 1875, and speaker of the House of Representatives during the Reconstruction Period.

Dwelling later occupied by Hugh Wilson Hill, M.D. the third of four generations of a family of physicians who have served the community with marked devotion.
 
Erected 1974 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsScience & MedicineWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Alabama Historical Association series list. A significant historical date for this entry is March 31, 1848.
 
Location. 33° 15.762′ N, 88° 5.725′ W. Marker is in Carrollton
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, Alabama, in Pickens County. Marker is at the intersection of Phoenix Avenue (County Road 35) and Elliott Street, on the left when traveling north on Phoenix Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 Phoenix Avenue, Carrollton AL 35447, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pickens County Courthouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pickens County War Memorial (about 300 feet away); Carrollton Short Line Railroad (approx. ¼ mile away); Aliceville First Baptist Church (approx. 8.9 miles away); R. J. Kirksey High School (approx. 9.4 miles away); Historic Pickensville Rosenwald School (approx. 9½ miles away); a different marker also named Aliceville First Baptist Church (approx. 9.7 miles away); Alabama, Tennessee & Northern Railroad Depot (approx. 9.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carrollton.
 
Also see . . .
1. John H. Kelly From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on November 1, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
2. Grave of General Kelly. (Submitted on November 2, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Additional commentary.
1. General Kelly Mortally Wounded at Franklin
Please note the marker does provide the correct date of the engagement, however, readers can be confused
Kelly - Stone - Hill Place Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim & Renda Carr, April 19, 2008
2. Kelly - Stone - Hill Place Marker
about the name of the battle. General Kelly was not among the six Confederate generals killed at the (Second) Battle of Franklin on November 30, 1864. The action in which Kelly was wounded occurred during a late summer raid on Federal supply lines.
    — Submitted November 2, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
 
Kelly - Stone - Hill Place Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim & Renda Carr, April 19, 2008
3. Kelly - Stone - Hill Place Marker
Kelly - Stone - Hill Place image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim & Renda Carr, April 19, 2008
4. Kelly - Stone - Hill Place
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 2, 2023. It was originally submitted on November 1, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,426 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 31, 2023, by William Hamilton of Plant City, Florida.   2, 3, 4. submitted on November 1, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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