Collinwood in Wayne County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Wayne County during the Civil War
Each side attempted to protect its supporters from the other. A number of skirmishes occurred near the town of Clifton, a well-known crossing point of the Tennessee River. Confederate conscription officers often recruited in the area. A Federal gunboat commander patrolling the river discovered a conscription gathering at Carrollville on the night of March 23, 1863, and ordered his men to shell the town.
Although no major military action took place here during the war, Wayne County experienced two large-scale troop movements. In April 1862, Union Gen. Don Carlos Buell’s Army of the Ohio marched across the country on its way to reinforce Gen. Ulysses S. Grant’s army at Shiloh. In November 1864, Confederate Gen.
“I found about 100 rebels… rendezvoused there, conscripting, stealing horses, and stopping movers from leaving the country. I shelled them out of the place, but don’t know what damage was done them. I found a number of carbines and 6 or 8 horses, with saddles and bridles, which I took. I also captured two of the band (Blackburns –father and son).” – Union Lt. Jason Gowdy, commanding USS Robb
Erected 2012 by Tennessee Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 35° 10.462′ N, 87° 44.272′ W. Marker is in Collinwood, Tennessee, in Wayne County. Marker is at the intersection of East Broadway Street and 3rd Avenue, on the right when traveling west on East Broadway Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 219 East Broadway Street, Collinwood TN 38450, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. McGlamery Stand (approx. 1.9 miles away); McGlamery's Stand (approx. 2 miles away); Sunken Trace Army of Tennessee (approx. 5.4 miles away); Sweetwater Branch (approx. 7.1 miles away); Incident at Waynesboro (approx. 10.1 miles away); Sons of Confederate Veterans (approx. 10.1 miles away); Wayne County World War II Memorial (approx. 10.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Collinwood.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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