Clarksville in Montgomery County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Life as a Garrisoned Union Soldier
Officers often resided in homes or hotels in town. Enlisted troops on the grounds at Stewart College and at the fort lived in tents or small huts of chinked logs. Huts typically had a door at one end and a chimney at the other. A tent canvas usually served as a roof, but if the tools were available, a wooden roof might be added. Soldiers frequently added a wooden floor and a window. Latrines (toilets) consisted of trenches dug in the ground away from the living quarters.
Food supplies, often tainted, lacked variety and nutrition. Safe drinking water was not always available. Living conditions were generally unsanitary. With
Erected 2008 by the City of Clarksville.
Location. 36° 32.466′ N, 87° 22.391′ W. Marker is in Clarksville, Tennessee, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from A Street 0.2 miles from Walker Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 120 Duncan Street, Clarksville TN 37042, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Freedmen's Camp and the USCT (a few steps from this marker); Building Fort Sevier (Defiance) (within shouting distance of this marker); Bringing the War to Clarksville (within shouting distance of this marker); Forts Versus Ironclads (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Defiance Interpretive Center Fort Defiance (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sevier Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); Valentine Sevier, Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Clarksville.
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 145 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.