Historic Markers Across Tennessee

"The Old Red Fox"

Marker ID: THC 1A 85
Location: TN 67, Carter County, at Doe River, north of Valley Forge
County: Carter
Coordinates: N 36° 18.427    W 082° 11.614
  36.30711666    -82.19356666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMW1D2


At Valley Forge, Dan Ellis usually assembled recruits for Federal regiments whom he guided over obscure mountain trails to Kentucky, while East Tennessee was under Confederate control. Born 1827, and a veteran of the Mexican War, he was subsequently Captain of Co. "A," 13th Tennessee Cavalry, USA. He died in 1907 and is buried in the family cemetery 14th District.


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