Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Alvan Cullen Gillem

Marker ID: THC 3B 26
Location: at the courthouse, 101 E Hull St , Gainesboro, TN
County: Jackson
Coordinates: N 36° 21.322    W 085° 39.519
  36.35536666    -85.65865
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM262Y


Alvan Cullen Gillem
July 29, 1830 - December 2, 1875

Born nearby; graduated from the US Military Academy in 1851, his Civil War duties included those of Provost Marshall of Nashville, later Adjt. General of Tennessee, to which he was appointed by Andrew Johnson. Promoted to Maj. Gen.; commanded the expedition which killed John H. Morgan. His last active service was in Modor War, 1873.

Tennessee Historical Commission