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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.

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 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.

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 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.

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 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.

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 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

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 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

last visited: never

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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.

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 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.

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 SitesCamp Gillem-Gillem Station - Dickson TN

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In 1864, just to your left, the Federal army established Camp Gillem to protect the locomotive yard here at Gillem Station.

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 SitesBattle of Britton Lane-An Unexpected Clash - Denmark TN

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In August 1862, Confederate Gen. Sterling Price ordered Gen. Frank C. Armstrong to conduct a raid with his 2,000-man cavalry brigade to determine the strength and location of Union forces in West Tennessee

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 SitesDenmark Presbyterian Church-Wartime House of Worship - Denmark TN

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This church, built by slaves in 1854, played a significant role in Madison County’s Civil War experiences.

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 SitesForrest's Attack Breaking Out of Fort Donelson - Dover TN

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The Confederate gunners and troops in Fort Donelson were elated after they repulsed Union Flag Officer Andrew H. Foote’s gunboat fleet on February 14, 1862.

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 SitesBattle of Hay's Ferry-Fighting for Food - Dandridge TN

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Hay’s Ferry once operated near here. The landscape you see now was quite different during the Civil War.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 5/18/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesAttack on Dandridge-Judicious Withdrawal - Dandridge TN

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Downtown Dandridge was a chaotic place on January 17, 1864, as it appeared that a full-scale battle was about to develop.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 5/18/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesCumberland County at War-Divided by Conflict - Crossville TN

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Divided loyalties in Tennessee produced a bitter and violent Civil War experience in Cumberland County, the only county that did not report a vote either for or against secession.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 5/18/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesAffair at Cumberland Mountain-A Brief Fight - Pleasant Hill TN

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Less than half a mile west of here, on the Lewis Whitaker farm, the only engagement of the war in Cumberland County between regular Union and Confederate troops took place on December 9, 1863.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 5/18/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesPassing Through Cowan-Cumberland Mountain Tunnel - Cowan TN

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When the Union army outflanked Confederate Gen. Braxton Bragg’s army at Tullahoma in June 1863, Bragg ordered a retreat south. On July 2, Confederate units arrived in Cowan.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 5/18/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesRoad to Nashville-Columbia Artillery Duel - Columbia TN

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On November 26, 1864, as Confederate Gen. John Bell Hood’s army approached Columbia, he sent Gen. Stephen D. Lee’s corps to “demonstrate heavily” (feign an attack) against the Federal defenses on the south side of the town.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 5/18/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesDelaying Forrest "...a decided stand" - Columbia TN

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Suddenly, the Union horsemen encountered the advance elements of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest's cavalry, riding ahead of the main army, near Henryville.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 5/18/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesCleveland During the Civil War-Struggle for Control - Cleveland TN

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When the Civil War began, Cleveland was a divided community with most residents being sympathetic to the Union.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: New Jersey

date approved: 5/18/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesValley Turnpike at Cedar Creek-Cedar Creek Stragetic Crossing-Strasburg, VA

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Virginia Civil War Trail sign located on US 11 near Strasburg

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62

location: Virginia

date approved: 5/16/2020

last visited: never

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