Blaine in Grainger County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
When the Veterans Came Home
After the Battle of Knoxville in November 1863, Union and Confederate forces occupied parts of Grainger County. Union Gen. James G. Spears, commanding the 25th Infantry Brigade, made his headquarters at Stones Mill, a mile east of the Janeway cabin. On December 17, his troops clashed with Confederate Gen. James Longstreet's command on the southside east of Richland Creek. By December 21, Longstreet established headquarters at Shields Station while Spears had moved his headquarters to Massengill Mill by December 23. The war
In 1928, when Janeway was 81 years old, he married 18-year-old Gertrude Grubb. After he died in 1937, Gertrude Janeway continued to live in the cabin until her death in 2003, the last widow of a Union veteran in Tennessee.
Erected by Tennessee Civil War Trails.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Civil War Trails series list. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1864.
Location. 36° 9.174′ N, 83° 42.019′ W. Marker is in Blaine, Tennessee, in Grainger County. Marker is at the intersection of Indian Ridge Road and Old Rutledge Pike, on the left when traveling north on Indian Ridge Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 240 Indian Ridge Road, Blaine TN 37709, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Blaine's Crossroads (here, next to this marker); Emory Road (approx. 0.3 miles away); Shields Station (approx. 0.8 miles away); Richland: Birthplace of Albert Miller Lea (approx. 1.6 miles away); Sawyer's Fort (approx. 3 miles away); George Mann (approx. 8.1 miles away); Nicholas Gibbs Homestead (approx. 8.3 miles away); Frances Hodgson Burnett (approx. 8.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blaine.
Also see . . .
1. War Brides. (Submitted on December 7, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
2. Last Yankee war widow dies. (Submitted on December 7, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 7, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,204 times since then and 431 times this year. Last updated on December 16, 2016, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 7, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.