Gen. Edmund Pendleton Gaines

Gen. Edmund Pendleton Gaines (HMVZT)

Location: Fort Gaines, GA 39851 Clay County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 36.248', W 85° 2.922'

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The son of James Gaines, Revolutionary soldier and relative of five Presidents, General Gaines (1777-1849) was born in Virginia. From 1801 to 1804 he built the military highway from Nashville, Tenn., to Natchez, Miss. He made the arrest of Aaron Burr in 1807 and was a witness at his trial. For the defense of Fort Erie in 1814 against a long, heavy British attack, he was brevetted Major-General and given the thanks of Congress. He fought in the Seminole and Creek Wars and was in command of the Western Department of the Army in the Mexican War. A pioneer advocate of military highways and steamboat transportation, he was an American patriot.
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HM NumberHMVZT
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number030-9
Year Placed1957
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
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Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 5:04pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 685114 N 3498210
Decimal Degrees31.60413333, -85.04870000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 36.248', W 85° 2.922'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 36' 14.88" N, 85° 2' 55.32" W
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Area Code(s)229
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 206 Washington St, Fort Gaines GA 39851, US
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