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Cedar Hill in Robertson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Camp Cheatham

 
 
Camp Cheatham Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 24, 2013
1. Camp Cheatham Marker
Inscription. Named for Benjamin Franklin Cheatham, who was in 1861 appointed brigadier general in the Provisional Army, Independent State of Tennessee, and its first camp commander, the training camp established in this area in June, 1861 was used by numerous Confederate units, including the 3rd Tenn. Infantry (John C. Brown), 11th Tenn. Infantry (Rains) and 42nd Tenn. Infantry (Quarles). Other units, organized elsewhere, trained here; among them were Woodard's 2nd Ky. Calvary.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commision. (Marker Number 3C 41.)
 
Location. 36° 33.261′ N, 86° 59.879′ W. Marker is in Cedar Hill, Tennessee, in Robertson County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 41 and Sory Street, on the right when traveling west on U.S. 41. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cedar Hill TN 37032, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Joseph W. Byrns (approx. 1.6 miles away); Fort Redmond (approx. 3.9 miles away); Bell Witch (approx. 3.9 miles away); Red River Church (approx. 4.3 miles away); Springfield Historic District
Camp Cheatham Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 24, 2013
2. Camp Cheatham Marker
(approx. 6.8 miles away); First United Presbyterian Church (approx. 6.9 miles away); An Army In Springfield (approx. 7 miles away); Fallen Confederate Soldiers (approx. 7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Benjamin Franklin Cheatham at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on September 18, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 451 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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