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Gallatin in Sumner County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Tennessee's First African-American Civil War Volunteers

1863

 
 
Tennessee's First African-American Civil War Volunteers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 23, 2013
1. Tennessee's First African-American Civil War Volunteers Marker
Inscription. Among the first ex-slaves in the Union Army were 200 local volunteers who enlisted here on the Public Square in July, 1863. They became a part of the Thirteenth United States Colored Infantry at Nashville. Two months later the army recruited additional ex-slaves at Gallatin, Nashville, and Murfreesboro to form the Fourteenth Colored Infantry here.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commision. (Marker Number 3B 68.)
 
Location. 36° 23.3′ N, 86° 26.75′ W. Marker is in Gallatin, Tennessee, in Sumner County. Marker is on East Main Street east of Water Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gallatin TN 37066, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Randy's Record Shop (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gallatin Public Square (about 600 feet away); Gallatin, Tennessee (about 700 feet away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Trousdale Place (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Trousdale Place (approx. 0.2 miles
Tennessee's First African-American Civil War Volunteers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 23, 2013
2. Tennessee's First African-American Civil War Volunteers Marker
away); Monument to the Fallen (approx. half a mile away); Sumner County Tennessee Mexican-American War Monument (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Gallatin.
 
Categories. African AmericansWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 307 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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