Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Henry Brevard Davidson

Marker ID: THC 3G 28
Location: on North Main St., Shelbyville, TN
County: Bedford
Coordinates: N 35° 29.052    W 086° 27.58
  35.4842    -86.45966666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


Henry Brevard Davidson
Jan. 28, 1831 - March 4, 1898

Born in a house which stood here. Enlisted in the 1st Tenn. Volunteers for the Mexican War; on graduation from US Military Academy in 1853, commissioned in Dragoons. Resigning for the Confederacy and rapidly promoted to colonel, he was captured at Island No. 10; promoted on exchange and given a brigade in Wheeler's Cavalry Corp. Surrendering at Greensboro, N.C., he moved to California, where he was once a deputy Secretary of State. He is buried in Oakland, CA.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission