First Postmaster of Nashville 1796-1797Born in Virginia came to Nashville in 1782. Became a noted defender against the Indians of Old Fort Nashboro and the frontier settlements. Captain of a spy company of the Davidson County Regiment, participated in the Nickajack Expedition which ended Indian atrocities on the Cumberland. As Captain of the spies, reporting only to General Jackson, he distinguished himself in every battle of Jackson's Creek Campaign. In 1814 he performed alone a mission of great danger, as Jackson's special envoy to the Spanish Governor of Pensacola, which resulted in the capture of Pensacola and the cession of Florida to the United States. He led his company during the Seminole War of 1817-1818. Buried at Columbia, Tenn.
|Placed By||Division of History State of Tennessee and Descendants of John Gordon|
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|Date Added||Monday, June 8th, 2015 at 10:02am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 519609 N 4001593|
|Decimal Degrees||36.15888333, -86.78198333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 9.533', W 86° 46.919'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 9' 31.98" N, 86° 46' 55.14" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 763-799 TN-24, Nashville TN 37203, US|
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