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Atlanta in Fulton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

John Brown Gordon

1832 - 1904

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., October 8, 2012
1. John Brown Gordon Marker
Inscription.

A native of Upson County, Georgia, and a Major General, Confederate States Army, was one of General Lee's most trusted and outstanding officers. He brilliantly led his devoted men in every engagement in which the Army of Northern Virginia participated and was severely wounded at the Battle of Sharpsburg. He led The War's last charge and following the Appomattox surrender, returned to Georgia.

Idolized by the populace, he served his state three times as U.S. Senator and as Governor 1886-1890. He was Commander-in-Chief of the United Confederate Veterans from its inception until his death - a fitting tribute to a gallant gentleman.
 
Erected by Alfred Holt Colquitt Chapter, U.D.C.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
Location. 33° 44.883′ N, 84° 22.35′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Touch for map. Marker is in Oakland Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 248 Oakland Avenue SE, Atlanta GA 30312, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Alfred Iverson, Jr. (here, next to this marker); Confederate Soldiers Plot (a few steps from
John Brown Gordon Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 8, 2012
2. John Brown Gordon Monument
this marker); Dr. Noel d'Alvigny (a few steps from this marker); Dr. Charles d'Alvigny (a few steps from this marker); Slave Square (a few steps from this marker); Clement Anselm Evans (within shouting distance of this marker); Our Confederate Dead (within shouting distance of this marker); Moses W. Formwalt (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
 
Also see . . .
1. John B. Gordon Biography. (Submitted on April 27, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. John B. Gordon Biography. (Submitted on April 27, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Confederate Veterans Organizations. (Submitted on April 27, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Civil
 
John Brown Gordon Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 8, 2012
3. John Brown Gordon Marker
John Brown Gordon Marker and Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 8, 2012
4. John Brown Gordon Marker and Monument
John Brown Gordon Frock Coat image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, January 3, 2012
5. John Brown Gordon Frock Coat
Located at the Atlanta History Center.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 27, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 484 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 27, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   5. submitted on September 5, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.
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