Location: 36° 20.934′ N, 82° 12.567′ W. Marker is in Elizabethton, Tennessee, in Carter County. Marker is on East Elk Avenue 0.1 miles west of Veterans Memorial Parkway (U.S. 19E), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 829 East Elk Avenue, Elizabethton TN 37643, United States of America.
Marker Text: Born in this house. After attending Washington College and Princeton, graduated from U.S. Naval Academy; serving in the Navy until May 1, 1862, he was appointed brigadier general, U.S. Volunteers. His most conspicuous service was a raid into East Tennessee with a cavalry brigade late in 1862. Brevetted major general, he returned to the Navy as a commander, retired as a commodore in 1881, and was named a rear admiral on the retired list in 1882. He is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C.