TN-1C-44 John Porter McCown

Marker text: TN-1C-44 John Porter McCown

Born 1/4 mi. SE., Aug. 19, 1815. Graduate USNA, 1840. Brevetted captain at Carvo Gordo, Mexican War. Resigned 1861 for the Confederacy; rose to rank of major general. Commanded at New Madrid, Madrid Bend, Island No. 10 and later East Tenn. Dept. Commanded division at Murfreesboro. After war, teacher and surveyor in Sevier Co. Died at Little Rock, Ark., Jan. 2, 1879.

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