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Pulaski in Giles County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

General John Calvin Brown

(1827-1889)

 
 
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By Don Morfe, April 24, 2014
1. General John Calvin Brown Marker
Inscription. John Calvin Brown was born on Giles County, Tennessee on January 6, 1827. He was one of nine children born to Duncan and Margaret Brown and the brother of Neill S. Brown, Governor of Tennessee (1847-1849). A graduate of Jackson College in Columbia, Brown returned to Pulaski and taught “a couple of sessions” at Wortemburg Academy in 1846. When the Civil War began, he was a successful lawyer, active in conservative Whig-Unionist politics. In 1860, he was part of the electoral college, then went on a long trip to Europe.

Once he heard about the conflicts in his own state, he returned to enlist in the Confederate army as a private. Became colonel of the 3rd Tennessee Infantry, but was captured in the fall of Fort Donelson. After being exchanged, he was appointed a brigadier general on August 30, 1862. Assigned to the Army of Tennessee, he fought and was wounded at the Battle of Perryville. Brown took part in the Tullahoma Campaign, the Battles of Stone’s River and Chickamauga and the siege of Chattanooga. After a short period of duty in Georgia, he was promoted to major general on August 4, 1864. Upon his return to Tennessee, he fought in the Battle of Franklin. The losses among his troops were staggering, and Brown himself was so badly injured he was never able to return to combat duty. In respect to duty, he joined
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2. General John Calvin Brown Plot
the Army of Tennessee in its surrender in North Carolina a month later. After the war ended, Brown returned to his law practice, and was elected Governor of Tennessee twice (1870, 1872). He became president of a railroad company and a coal and iron company. Brown died on August 17, 1889, in Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee.
 
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Location. 35° 11.598′ N, 87° 1.734′ W. Marker is in Pulaski, Tennessee, in Giles County. Marker can be reached from South Rhodes Street north of East Cemetery Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. The marker is located in Maplewood Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Pulaski TN 38478, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas McKissack Jones (a few steps from this marker); General John Adams, CSA (within shouting distance of this marker); Maplewood Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Edward Everett Eslick (1872-1932) (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Adams (approx. 0.2 miles away); Nunahi-Duna-Dlo-Hily-I (approx. 0.2 miles away); Trail of Tears (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Benge Route (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pulaski.
 
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General John Calvin Brown-Photo of entire monument image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 24, 2014
3. General John Calvin Brown-Photo of entire monument
General John Calvin Brown-Close up of the front of the monument image. Click for full size.
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4. General John Calvin Brown-Close up of the front of the monument
John Calvin Brown, born in Giles Co. Tennessee Jan. 6, 1827; died Aug. 17, 1889. "He was a faithful man and feared god above man." "Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity."
General John Calvin Brown-Close up of the side of the monument image. Click for full size.
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5. General John Calvin Brown-Close up of the side of the monument
John C. Brown, enlisted in the army of the Confederate States, in May 1861. Was elected Capt. Co. A, 3rd Tenn. Infantry, May 1, 1861. Elected Col of same regiment May 15, 1861. Appointed Brig. Gen. Sept. 30, 1862; Maj. Gen. Aug 4, 1864. Paroled May 16, 1865. Wounded at Fort Donelson, Perryville, Chickamauga, Atlanta and Franklin.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 7, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 345 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 7, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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