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John Wellington Faxon (1840-1917)
Civil War Soldier
John Wellington Faxon was a banker and prominent citizen in Clarksville.  Tennessee, The Volunteer State, Volume 2 (S. J. Clarke Publishing, 1923), includes his biography and photograph.  There are similar articles about him in Goodspeed, 1886,  and Picturesque Clarksville, 1887.  He later lived in Chattanooga.
The membership records of Forbes Bivouac, UCV, in Clarksville show that John enlisted April, 1861, in Company A, 14th Tennessee Infantry, CSA.  He served as 3rd Sargeant, but ended his military career as a private.  He was wounded once.  He transferred his UCV membership to Chattanooga.
"In the year 1861 John W. Faxon entered the Confederate army and served until 1863, when, on account of disability, he was transferred to the office of the Confederate states treasury and there served until the close of hostilities. He was appointed colonel and aide-de-camp on the staff of General John B. Gordon, the first commander of the United Confederate Veterans, served through the whole of Gordon's administration and that of the latter's successor, General Stephen D. Lee. In 1915 Mr. Faxon was commander of the N. B. Forrest Camp, No. 3, United Confederate Veterans." 
Tennessee the Volunteer State 1769-1923: Volume 2, p229

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