Zollicoffer, General Felix K.
Felix K. Zollicoffer
1812 – 1862
Born in Maury Co. Tenn.
May 19, 1812
Killed at the battle
Mill Springs, Wayne Co. Ky.
Jan. 19, 1862
From residence owned and occupied by
Gen. Felix Zollicoffer, C.S.A. at the time
entered the Confederate service 1861.
1908 Plat: Gen. F.K. Zollicoffer
Section 20 WP Lot 21
Lot owner Felix K. Zollicoffer
Interment Index: 2-2-1862 Gen. Felix K. Zollicoffer
Smith 1908 & Garrett: Same as Recorded 2005
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General Zollicoffer's body was brought to Nashville by the Surgeon of the 20th Regiment Tennessee Infantry, Daniel Bonaparte Cliffe. The Surgeon had been captured while tending to wounded Confederate soldiers after the Battle of Mill Springs Kentucky. Dr. Cliffe was given a ten day parole to escort the Generals body and he was also authorized to arrange for his own exchange and that of another captured Surgeon. The terms were arranged February 6, 1862. Surgeon Cliffe resigned from the Confederate States Army on March 29, 1862. He is buried at Rest Haven Cemetery, Franklin Tennessee.
Source: Civil War Veterans at Rest Haven Cemetery Franklin Tennessee,
By Stewart Cruickshank & Sam Davis
Camp 1293 Tennessee Division,
Sons of Confederate Veterans, 2012.
The house marker seen on the left was placed on the Andrew Jackson Hotel, opened below the State Capitol in 1925, to identify the location of the former residence of Gen. Zollicoffer. When the hotel was razed to build the James K. Polk Building, the marker was placed, in 1976, on the Zollicoffer family lot.
Visit the website for Mill Springs Battlefield Association www.millsprings.net to read first-hand accounts of the death of General Zollicoffer and to view an historic photograph of the tree under which the General died at the battlefield. Hours of Operation: Visitors Center and Museum in Nancy, Kentucky.