MONTGOMERY COUNTY WAR RECORDS
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
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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