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Spring Hill in Maury County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

William Banks Caperton

 
 
William Banks Caperton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 23, 2014
1. William Banks Caperton Marker
Inscription.  Born June 30, 1855, in a house which stood here, he graduated from the Naval Academy, 1875. Served in USS Brooklyn, War with Spain. As commander, Cruiser Squadron, Atlantic Fleet, conducted Vera Cruz landing, 1915, & occupations of Haiti & Santo Domingo, 1915-16. Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Fleet, 1916. In 1917-18, his diplomatic & naval operations in the South Atlantic preserved the integrity of that area for the Allies. He died Dec. 21, 1941.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3D 44.)
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: MilitaryWar, World I.
 
Location. 35° 45.186′ N, 86° 55.716′ W. Marker is in Spring Hill, Tennessee, in Maury County. Memorial is on Main Street just north of Tennessee Route 247. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Spring Hill TN 37174, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ewell Farm (approx. 0.2 miles away); Spring Hill, Tennessee ~ November 29, 1864 (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Town of Spring Hill, Tennessee (approx. 0.2 miles away);
William Banks Caperton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 23, 2014
2. William Banks Caperton Marker
Martin Cheairs Home (approx. 0.3 miles away); Branham and Hughes Military Academy (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hood and Schofield (approx. 0.6 miles away); Nashville and Decatur Railroad (approx. 0.7 miles away); Left of the Union Defensive Position (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spring Hill.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 5, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 454 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 5, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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