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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesThe Clark House-Sumner County Courthouse - Gallatin TN

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This is the home of four brothers who served in the Confederate army, as did many of Sumner County’s young men. Their father, William F. Clark, a Protestant minister, died in 1847 at the age of forty-one,

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 5/27/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesTrousdale Place-Elder Statesman's Home - Gallatin TN

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This was the home of William Trousdale (1790-1872), governor of Tennessee (1849-1851) and U.S. minister to Brazil (1853-1857).

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location: Tennessee

date approved: 5/27/2020

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesGallatin Public Square-Heart of Federal Occupation - Gallatin TN

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Early in 1861, Gallatin and Sumner County were divided over secession, but after the fall of Fort Sumter, residents voted almost ten to one in favor.

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location: Tennessee

date approved: 5/27/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesMansker Creek-Louisville and Nashville Railroad - Goodlettsville TN

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The Louisville and Nashville Railroad, among Tennessee’s most strategically important lines, closely followed Mansker Creek here, and a railroad bridge stood two miles downstream.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 5/27/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesWar Comes to Germantown-Guarding the Railroad - Germantown TN

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In 1861, Germantown was divided between secessionists and unionists until the news of Fort Sumter and President Abraham Lincoln’s call for volunteers tilted the balance in favor of secession

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 5/26/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesCivil War in Granville-Contested Town - Granville TN

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The Civil War experiences of Granville, an important Cumberland River port in the nineteenth century, were similar to many rural Upper Cumberland communities

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location: Tennessee

date approved: 5/26/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesCumberland River Campaign-Burning of Old Columbus - Gainesboro TN

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North of this marker lies the site of Old Columbus, once an important landing on the Cumberland River. In the winter of 1863–1864, the war had disastrous consequences for this river village.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 5/26/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesThe Underground Railroad-Friendsville Quakers and Cudjo's Cave - Friendsville TN

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Members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) came to Blount County in the 1790s looking for a place to worship in peace.

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location: Tennessee

date approved: 5/26/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesCarnton Plantation Caught in the Middle - Franklin TN

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Randal McGavock, a prominent Nashville resident and a friend of Andrew Jackson, built Carnton in 1826.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 5/26/2020

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesMcGavock Confederate Cemetery-Labor of Devotion - Franklin TN

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In the spring of 1866, the bodies of Confederate soldiers killed at the Battle of Franklin were exhumed from their temporary graves and reburied here, on this two-acre plot adjacent to Carnton, home of John and Carrie McGavock.

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location: Tennessee

date approved: 5/26/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesDeath of Gen. John Hunt Morgan "... bring Morgan out dead or alive." - Greeneville TN

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On September 3-4, 1864, Lt.Col. William H. Ingerton led the 13th Tennessee Cavalry (USA) to Greeneville's outskirts, where he learned that Gen.John Hunt Morgan was at the Dickson-Williams Mansion.

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location: Tennessee

date approved: 5/26/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesTusculum College President Andrew Johnson Museum & Library - Greeneville TN

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During the 1861 secession debates, Greene County was mostly Unionist, but Tusculum College students were divided. Before the June secession vote, then-U.S. Sen. Johnson spoke in Greeneville in support of the Union.

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location: Tennessee

date approved: 5/26/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesAttack on the Union Left-Into a Withering Fire - Franklin TN

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On the afternoon of November 30, 1864, elements of Confederate Gen. William W. Loring’s division rushed across the ground in front of you during the Battle of Franklin to attack the Federal left flank here.

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location: Tennessee

date approved: 5/26/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesBridge Burners-Hangings at the Depot - Greeneville TN

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After Unionists burned several East Tennessee railroad bridges on November 9, 1861, Confederate engineer Colonel Danville Leadbetter soon arrived to rebuild the brides and capture the perpetrators.

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location: Tennessee

date approved: 5/26/2020

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesField Hospitals-Caring for the Wounded - Franklin TN

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The aftermath of the Battle of Franklin almost overwhelmed the population of fewer than 1,000 as the residents adapted many of the buildings in town to care for about 4,000 Union and Confederate wounded

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 5/22/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesUnion Headquarters-Planning for Battle - Franklin TN

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This small building (constructed in 1817 by Dr. Daniel McPhail) was the medical office of Dr. Daniel Cliffe, who lived nearby, in 1864.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 5/22/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesLincoln County in the Civil War-A Confederate Stronghold - Fayetteville TN

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Lincoln County was a Confederate stronghold during the Civil War. Local men formed companies for the Confederate army before Tennessee seceded.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 5/22/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesDyer County in the War-A Scoured Countryside - Dyersburg TN

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At least fifteen Confederate companies were formed in Dyer County, including Capt. Otho F. Strahl’s Co. K, 4th Tennessee Infantry, and Capt. Tyree H. Bell’s Co. B, 12th Tennessee Infantry.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 5/22/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesHolding The Line The Stand of the 11th Illinois Volunteer Infantry - Dover TN

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On February 15, 1862, the morning of the Confederate breakout from Fort Donelson, Gen. Gideon J. Pillow’s attacking column smashed into the Federal line, overlapping the right wing under Gen. John A. McClernand, and began driving it back.

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location: Tennessee

date approved: 5/22/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesMorrison's Attack-A Senseless Loss - Dover TN

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On February 13, 1862, Union Col. William R. Morrison led his brigade from this point in an unsuccessful, costly assault on Confederate Capt. Frank Maney’s battery at Fort Donelson.

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location: Tennessee

date approved: 5/22/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesBattle of Dover-War Returns to Stewart County - Dover TN

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Union and Confederate forces clashed near here again on February 3, 1863, almost one year after the Battle of Fort Donelson.

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location: Tennessee

date approved: 5/22/2020

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesFort Granger-Franklin Stronghold - Franklin

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In September 1864, after Union Gen. William T. Sherman defeated Confederate Gen. John Bell Hood at Atlanta, Hood led the Army of Tennessee northwest against Sherman’s supply lines

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location: Tennessee

date approved: 5/22/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesForrest's Escape-The Road to Nashville - Dover TN

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After the Confederate breakout on February 15, 1862, the roads were open for escape from Fort Donelson, but the men returned to the trenches when Confederate Gen. John B. Floyd lost his nerve and ordered them back.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 5/22/2020

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesMile Post 42-The U.S. Military Railroad - Dickson TN

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The railroad in front of you was part of a vital transportation network for the Federal army during the Civil War. W.H.Crutcher had purchased 533 acres and constructed a sixteen-by-sixteen foot log structure here in December 1860.

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location: Tennessee

date approved: 5/22/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesIrish Shanty-Only Boiling Eggs - Dickson TN

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On July 2, 1863, as Federal forces conducted a campaign to rid the Yellow Creek valley of Confederate guerrillas, a forward detachment of the 8th Kentucky Cavalry (US) rode up to a grocery store and tavern located about two miles to the west.

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location: Tennessee

date approved: 5/22/2020

last visited: never

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