Fort Smith (3B 74) - Portland TN
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 36° 36.952 W 086° 32.893
16S E 540399 N 4052355
Quick Description: One and one-quarter miles northeast at Mitchellville Station on the L&N Railroad stood Fort Smith. There a railhead began as a Union supply depot for General Rosecran’s army at Nashville.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 10/17/2020 3:11:52 PM
Waymark Code: WM1398W
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Titansfan
Views: 1

Long Description:
Fort Smith- One and one-quarter miles northeast at Mitchellville Station on the L&N Railroad stood Fort Smith. There a railhead began as a Union supply depot for General Rosecran’s army at Nashville. With South Tunnel destroyed by General Morgan’s Confederate raiders, supplies were transported over land by escorted wagon trains. When the railroad reopened on November 26, 1862, Fort Smith, under the command of Colonel George P. Smith, Commander of 129th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment, served as a garrison for Union soldiers guarding the railroad from Confederate guerrilla activity.

LOCATION: Marker is in Portland, Tennessee, in Sumner County. Marker is at the intersection of North Broadway (Tennessee Route 109) and Woods Road, on the right when traveling north on North Broadway. Marker is in this post office area: Portland TN 37148, United States of America.
Marker Name: Fort Smith

Marker Location: Roadside

Type of Marker: Fort

Marker Number: 3B 74

Group(s) Responsible for placing Marker:
Tennessee Historical Commission


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