“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Gamaliel in Monroe County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)

Camp Anderson

Camp Anderson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Chad Comer, July 6, 2012
1. Camp Anderson Marker
Inscription. Camp established by Union Army to train and drill troops and as a place of rendezvous. In October 1861, Col. S. S. Stanton, 25th Tennessee Infantry, Confederate Army, was ordered to capture the encampment. He marched his regiment into the county and burned Camp Anderson, which had already been abandoned by the Federal troops.
Erected 1971 by Kentucky Historical Society - Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1391.)
Location. 36° 42.352′ N, 85° 51.445′ W. Marker is near Gamaliel, Kentucky, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of Fountain Run Road (State Highway 100) and County House Road (County Road 1366), on the right when traveling north on Fountain Run Road. Click for map. Located in the community of Flippin. Marker is in this post office area: Gamaliel KY 42140, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fraim Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away); Famous Tree / Indian Creek Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); Free-Town Church (approx. 3.9 miles away); Gamaliel Cemetery (approx. 5.5 miles away); Gamaliel
Camp Anderson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Chad Comer, July 6, 2012
2. Camp Anderson Marker
(approx. 5.5 miles away); Fountain Run World War I & World War II Memorial (approx. 6.2 miles away); James Chism (approx. 7.6 miles away); Rev. W. E. Thomas (approx. 8.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Gamaliel.
Regarding Camp Anderson. No one had more of an effect on the loyalty of Monroe County and perhaps South Central Kentucky as did John M. Fraim. John Fraim was born in Jackson (Clay) County, Tennessee in 1813. He moved to Monroe County 25 years before the war began and had obtained about 1,000 acres of land on Indian Creek near Flippin. At the outbreak of the war he owned 30 slaves but was bitterly opposed to secession. In order to help the Union cause, he went to Indiana to get 300 rifles and offered one to every person who would fight for President Lincoln. Fraim thus recruited the Ninth Kentucky Infantry and camped the men on his farm. They named the site Camp Anderson. He took his recruits to Columbia for mustering in; there he was captured by Confederate troops and taken as a prisoner to Nashville. After being interrogated he was released and on his way home was shot in the breast by guerillas. After falling to the ground one of the guerillas placed
John M. Fraim headstone image. Click for full size.
By Chad Comer, November 10, 2010
3. John M. Fraim headstone
Fraim Cemetery, Flippin, Monroe County, KY.
a revolver near his head to finish him off. But in the dark Fraim moved his head a little to one side and the shot missed. Feigning death, Fraim made his way to a house in Jamestown (Fountain Run) where he was carefully tended and in a few days given a Union escort to Glasgow, Kentucky by Colonel Graham. Camp Anderson was used as a rendezvous by Union forces, and as a place for drill and instruction during the early months of the war. It became a primary target for Confederate troops, and was eventually taken by Colonel S. S. Stanton who captured and burned Camp Anderson in October 1861, shortly after it had been evacuated by Union soldiers. The 9th KY Infantry would eventually take part in the Battles of Shiloh, Stones River, Chickamauga, Chattanooga and Kennesaw Mountain.
Additional keywords. John Fraim, 9th KY Infantry, Flippin
Categories. War, US Civil
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Chad Comer of Gamaliel, Kentucky. This page has been viewed 891 times since then and 87 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Chad Comer of Gamaliel, Kentucky.   3. submitted on , by Chad Comer of Gamaliel, Kentucky. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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