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Covington in Tipton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Cadmus Marcellus Wilcox

 
 
Cadmus Marcellus Wilcox Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Judith Barber, February 5, 2013
1. Cadmus Marcellus Wilcox Marker
Inscription.  West Point graduate, Seminole and Mexican Indian Wars soldier, instructor of infantry tactics at West Point, Major General in the Confederate Army, and chief of the Railroad Division of the General Land Office under President Grover Cleveland. Wilcox was born in Waynesboro, North Carolina in 1824. He settled in Tipton County in 1826 and lived in Covington until 1842. He died in Washington, D.C., in 1890, and is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery there.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4E 78.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, Mexican-AmericanWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #22 and #24 Grover Cleveland, and the Tennessee Historical Commission series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1824.
 
Location. 35° 33.773′ N, 89° 39.008′ W. Marker is in Covington, Tennessee, in Tipton County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 51 and West Washington Avenue, on the right when traveling north on U.S. 51. Touch for map.
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Marker is at or near this postal address: 291 TN 51, Covington TN 38019, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Matthew's Episcopal Church (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Thomas Goode (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hotel Lindo (approx. ¼ mile away); Tipton County Confederate Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); Tipton County in the Civil War (approx. ¼ mile away); Isaac Hayes (approx. ¼ mile away); Canaan Missionary Baptist Church History (approx. 0.3 miles away); Frances Boyd Calhoun (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Covington.
 
Also see . . .  Cadmus Wilcox. A career U.S. and C.S. Army officer, Cadmus Marcellus Wilcox graduated near the bottom of his class from West Point in 1846. Like many future Civil War officers, Wilcox fought in the Mexican-American War, earning a brevet promotion to first lieutenant for gallantry at Chapultepec in 1847. After the war, he served as an instructor of military tactics at West Point, later publishing what became the standard textbook on rifles and rifle firing. (Submitted on September 13, 2022, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee.) 
 
Cadmus Marcellus Wilcox Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Judith Barber, February 5, 2013
2. Cadmus Marcellus Wilcox Marker
Confederate Major General Cadmus Wilcox image. Click for full size.
3. Confederate Major General Cadmus Wilcox
Library of Congress (LC-DIG-cwpb-06356)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 13, 2022. It was originally submitted on February 9, 2013, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. This page has been viewed 640 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 9, 2013, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia.   3. submitted on September 13, 2022, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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