“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Estill Springs in Franklin County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)

Camp Harris

Camp Harris Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Tom Gillard, November 18, 2009
1. Camp Harris Marker
Inscription. Here was one of the earlier training camps of the Confederacy. Units training here included the 1st Tenn. Infantry (Maney) and 17th Tenn. Infantry (Newman). The area, covering the former mill settlement of Allisonia, was heavily fortified to protect highway and railroad bridges over Elk River. General Braxton Bragg, commanding the Army of Tennessee in 1863, established his command post here briefly in his withdrawal to the Chattanooga area in June. Traces of the fortifications remain.
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2E 48.)
Location. 35° 15.251′ N, 86° 7.254′ W. Marker is in Estill Springs, Tennessee, in Franklin County. Marker is on South Main Street (Tennessee Route 41-a), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Estill Springs TN 37330, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tullahoma Campaign (approx. 4.6 miles away); a different marker also named Tullahoma Campaign (approx. 4.6 miles away); Secession (approx. 4.7 miles away); James Winchester (approx. 4.7 miles
Field around Camp Harris Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Tom Gillard, November 18, 2009
2. Field around Camp Harris Marker
away); In Memory of Our Franklin County War Dead (approx. 4.7 miles away); Colonel James Lewis (approx. 4.7 miles away); Winchester's Civil War Sites (approx. 4.8 miles away); Built 1914 (approx. 4.8 miles away).
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