Historic Markers Across Tennessee

William Banks Caperton

Marker ID: THC 3D 44
Location: Intersection of Main St. (US 31) and Beechcroft St., Spring Hill, TN
County: Maury
Coordinates: N 35° 45.180    W 086° 55.720
  35.753    -86.92866666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM4NJM


Born June 30, 1855, in a house which stood here, he graduated from the Naval Academy, 1875. Served in USS Brooklyn, war with Spain. As commander, Cruiser Squadron, Atlantic Fleet, conducted Vera Cruz landing, 1915, & occupations of Haiti and Santo Domingo, 1915-16. Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Fleet, 1916. In 1917-18, his diplomatic and naval operations in the South Atlantic preserved the integrity of that area for the allies. He died Dec. 21, 1941.