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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 Commision. (Marker Number 3D 44.)
 
Location. 35° 45.186′ N, 86° 55.716′ W. Marker is in Spring Hill, Tennessee, in Maury County. Marker 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.
 
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); Martin Cheairs Home (approx. 0.3 miles away); Branham and Hughes Military Academy (approx. 0.4 miles away);
William Banks Caperton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 23, 2014
2. William Banks Caperton Marker
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.
 
Categories. MilitaryWar, World I
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 5, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 310 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 5, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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