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Shelbyville in Bedford County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Henry Brevard Davidson

Jan. 28, 1831 - March 4, 1898

 
 
Henry Brevard Davidson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Gillard, December 1, 2009
1. Henry Brevard Davidson Marker
Inscription. Born in a house which stood here. Enlisted in the 1st Tenn. Volunteers for the Mexican War; on graduation from US Military Academy in 1853, commissioned in Dragoons. Resigning for the Confederacy and rapidly promoted to colonel, he was captured at Island No. 10; promoted on exchange and given a brigade in Wheeler's Cavalry Corps. Surrendering at Greensboro, N.C., he moved to California, where he was once a deputy Secretary of State. He is buried in Oakland, Calif.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3G 28.)
 
Location. 35° 29.052′ N, 86° 27.58′ W. Marker is in Shelbyville, Tennessee, in Bedford County. Marker is on North Main St., on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Shelbyville TN 37160, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tribute to Revolutionary War Veterans of Bedford County, Tennessee (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Church of the Redeemer (about 500 feet away); Tribute to Veterans of Bedford County, Tennessee (about 500 feet away); Shelbyville, Tennessee (about 500 feet away); Fighting in Shelbyville
Henry Brevard Davidson Marker overall image. Click for full size.
By Tom Gillard, December 1, 2009
2. Henry Brevard Davidson Marker overall
(about 500 feet away); Tribute to World War I Veterans of Bedford County, Tennessee (about 600 feet away); Bedford County, Tennessee Veterans Memorial Plaza (about 600 feet away); In Memory of the "Shelbyville Rebels" Co. F. (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shelbyville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Henry Brevard Davidson. (Submitted on December 1, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee.)
2. Find-A-Grave. A short history, grave site at the Mountain View Cemetary in Oakland, Ca., and photos of Henry B. Davidson (Submitted on December 8, 2009.) 
 
Categories. Notable PersonsWar, Mexican-AmericanWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 1, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,286 times since then and 43 times this year. Last updated on July 14, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 1, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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