General Felix K. Zollicoffer – Tombstone Inscription

Zollicoffer, General Felix K.
Section 20
ID # 200063 

Felix K. Zollicoffer
1812 – 1862 

(Historic Marker)
Born in Maury Co. Tenn.
May 19, 1812
Killed at the battle
Of Mill Springs, Wayne Co. Ky.
Jan. 19, 1862 

(Historic Marker)
From residence owned and occupied by
Gen. Felix Zollicoffer, C.S.A. at the time
He 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

First Seminole War
Lieutenant. Captain Frierson’s Company Tennessee Militia
Source: The Zollie Tree, Raymond E. Myers, Page 19, with reference to Military Land Warrant No. 37.383 for 8 acres of land to Lt. Zollicoffer

Biography for General Felix Kirk Zollicoffer

After 2009 Restoration

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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.

house marker for hotel
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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 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.