Historic Markers Across Georgia

Gen. John B. Gordon

Marker ID: GHM 133-5
Location: Ga 96, 1.5 miles east of Reynolds
County: Taylor
Coordinates: N 32° 33.49    W 084° 4.252
  32.55816654    -84.07086734
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2WB
Gen. John B. Gordon Marker
Photo by tarvol_2000


Gen. John B. Gordon

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.

132-5 Georgia Historical Commission. 1958

Gen. John Brown Gordon
Gen. John B. Gordon
Photo by Matthew Brady, 1865