Historic Markers Across Alabama

Beauregard's Headquarters

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Location: at the intersection of Pelham Road (State Highway 21) and James Street SE, Jacksonville, Alabama
County: Calhoun
Coordinates: N 33° 48.407    W 085° 45.699
  33.80678333    -85.76165
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2R2E


This house, "Ten Oaks", was headquarters for Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard, Oct. 15-23, 1864, when he coordinated the movement of Gen. J.B. Hood's army, then marching across northeast Alabama enroute to Nashville. He and his retinue, including Gov. I.G. Harris of Tenn. and Gen. M.L. Smith, were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. James Crook who erected "Ten Oaks" in 1850, the largest house in Calhoun County. Beauregard stood on the front balcony to be serenaded by the townspeople who were assembled in the yard to honor him on his appointment as Commander, Military Division of the West, C.S.A., by Jefferson Davis.

Erected 1976 by The General John H. Forney Historical Society.

End of Beauregard's Headquarters