Gen. John B. Gordon

Gen. John B. Gordon (HMI23)

Location: Reynolds, GA 31076 Taylor County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 33.45', W 84° 4.245'

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General John Brown Gordon (1832-1904), CSA, lawyer, statesman, owned this farm, "Beechwood," from 1888 until his death. Here he raised Texas ponies, goats, horses and cattle. For a time he lived in "the old John D. Mitchell home"; later, he moved to a nearby small house that is no longer standing. "The most important military figure in the history of Georgia, General Gordon had no training in martial affairs." Elected Captain of a group of mountaineers, he was a Lieutenant General by 1865. After the war, a strong advocate of home rule, he served in the United States Senate.
HM NumberHMI23
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number132-5
Year Placed1958
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 11:53pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 775046 N 3606018
Decimal Degrees32.55750000, -84.07075000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 33.45', W 84° 4.245'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 33' 27.00" N, 84° 4' 14.70" W
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Area Code(s)478
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 460 Gen John B Gordon Rd, Reynolds GA 31076, US
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