Historic Markers Across Georgia



Gen. Iverson's Birthplace



Marker ID: GHM 084-6
Location: North edge of Clinton on old road to Gray
County: Jones
Coordinates: N 33° 0.057    W 083° 33.308
  33.00094596    -83.55513855
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM6WRT
Gen. Iverson's Birthplace Marker
Photo by Ken Moser



Text:

Brig. Gen. Alfred Iverson, C.S.A., son of Senator Alfred Iverson, also a Brig. Gen., and Caroline Goode Holt, was born here Feb. 14, 1829. He served with the U. S. Cavalry in the Mexican War and Mormon campaign and fought the Comanches and Kiowas. Resigning his lieutenancy in 1861 he joined the Confederate Army rising to the rank of Brigadier General in Nov. 1862. He was wounded in the Seven Days Battles and fought at South Mountain, Sharpsburg, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. Commanding a brigade of cavalry from Wheeler´s Corps at Sunshine Church with 1,300 men he defeated raiding Gen. Stoneman with 2,500, capturing 500 men and Gen. Stonemam.


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Gen. Iverson's Birthplace
Photo by Ken Moser



 

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