Edmund Kirby Smith

Edmund Kirby Smith (HMGWB)

Location: Sewanee, TN 37375 Franklin County
Country: United States of America
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N 35° 12.459', W 85° 55.15'

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May 16, 1824 - March 28, 1893

He was a career United States Army officer and educator. He served as a general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War, notable for his command of the Trans-Mississippi Department of the Confederacy after the fall of Vicksburg.
Postwar career:
After the war, Smith was active in the telegraph business and education. From 1866 to 1868, he was president of the Atlantic and Pacific Telegraph Company. When that effort ended in failure, he started a preparatory school in Newcastle, Kentucky. In 1870, he combined efforts with former Confederate general officer Bushrod Johnson and became president of the University of Nashville. In 1875, he left that post to become professor of mathematics at the University of the South at Sewanee from 1875 to 1893. At the time of his death in Sewanee, he was the last surviving man who had been a full general in the war. He is buried in the University Cemetery at Sewanee.
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Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 1:31am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 598379 N 3896606
Decimal Degrees35.20765000, -85.91916667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 12.459', W 85° 55.15'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 12' 27.54" N, 85° 55' 9.00" W
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Area Code(s)931
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 27-41 Texas Ave, Sewanee TN 37375, US
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