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

Site of Civil War Hospital

Red Boiling Springs Civil War Signs image. Click for full size.
By Chad Comer
1. Red Boiling Springs Civil War Signs
Site of Civil War hospital & Confederate enlistment station signs.
Inscription. This area was on a route used by Federal and Confederate troops as they made maneuvers between the Northern and Southern states. As they traveled thru, their sick and wounded were often left here for treatment. Dr. James Carson Weir, from neighboring Jackson County and a Minnesota native, was first appointed surgeon by Union forces and then by the Confederates in Sept. 1862 as Braxton Bragg's Army made its march this way. It was at this time that a Confederate hospital was established. The Federal Army took Dr. Weir prisoner after they had recaptured "Red Spring" from Confederate control. He was released after proving he was a Union sympathizer. The Dedman Hotel housed the hospital. It was the only hotel at the time and the best-suited facility with quarters large enough to accommodate such an endeavor.
Erected by Macon County Historical Society and Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp Jim Davis #1425.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans marker series.
Location. 36° 31.817′ N, 85° 50.672′ W. Marker is in Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee, in Macon County. Marker is on East Main Street (State Highway 151), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located in the Red Boiling Springs Park near the historic hotels. Marker is in this post office area: Red Boiling Springs TN 37150, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Confederate Enlistment Station (here, next to this marker); Red Boiling Springs (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Red Boiling Springs (within shouting distance of this marker); The Cumberland Trace (approx. mile away); Gibbs Crossroads (approx. 6 miles away); Gamaliel (approx. 8.1 miles away in Kentucky); Gamaliel Cemetery (approx. 8.1 miles away in Kentucky); Woodmore Hotel (approx. 10.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Red Boiling Springs.
Categories. War, US Civil
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Chad Comer of Gamaliel, Kentucky. This page has been viewed 517 times since then and 49 times this year. Photo   1. 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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