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 Edmund Pendleton Gaines

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Edmund Pendleton Gaines Famous memorial

Birth
Culpeper County, Virginia, USA
Death
6 Jun 1849 (aged 72)
New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA
Burial
Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama, USA
Memorial ID
10656863 View Source

United States Army Major General. Arrested Aaron Burr for treason. Awarded a gold medal and special commendation from congress as well as commendations from the state legislatures of Virginia, Tennessee and New York for gallantry at Fort Erie in 1814. Surveyed the Gaines trace between Nashville and Natchez. Served under Andrew Jackson in the Creek and Seminole campaigns, and served in the Black Hawk War. Son of James Gaines and Elizabeth Strother. Brother of George Strother Gaines. Husband of Frances Toulmin, Barbara Blount, and Myra Clark. Cities of Gainesville Georgia, Florida, and Texas, named for him.

United States Army Major General. Arrested Aaron Burr for treason. Awarded a gold medal and special commendation from congress as well as commendations from the state legislatures of Virginia, Tennessee and New York for gallantry at Fort Erie in 1814. Surveyed the Gaines trace between Nashville and Natchez. Served under Andrew Jackson in the Creek and Seminole campaigns, and served in the Black Hawk War. Son of James Gaines and Elizabeth Strother. Brother of George Strother Gaines. Husband of Frances Toulmin, Barbara Blount, and Myra Clark. Cities of Gainesville Georgia, Florida, and Texas, named for him.

Bio by: Mark Gaines Jessop


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