Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Albert Gleaves

Marker ID: THC 3A 57
Location: 9th Avenue South and McGavock, Nashville, TN
County: Davidson
Coordinates: N 36° 9.451    W 086° 46.960
  36.15751666    -86.78266666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMGKR9


Born here Jan. 1, 1858, a graduate of the Naval Academy in 1879, he commanded the USS Cushing in the War with Spain. In1917 took command of the Cruiser and Transport Force, U.S. Navy, which convoyed Allied troops to France without the loss of a man. In 1919 was commander-in-chief, Asiatic Fleet. He held the Distinguished Service Medal, Japanese Order of Sacred Treasure, 1st Class, Chinese Order of Weng Hu, 1st Class, and French Legion of Honor. He died Jan. 6, 1937.