Cleveland in Bradley County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Fort Hill Cemetery
The high terrain made ideal sites for Fort McPherson and Fort Sedgwick, the latter located here. With a clear view of the railroad and depot, the forts defended Cleveland during Confederate Gen. Joseph Wheeler's attack on August 22, 1864. After receiving cannon fire from Fort McPherson, Wheeler sent a message to Union commander Col. Horatio G. Gibson: "I desire to know if you intend compelling me
On May 30, 1914, the Cleveland chapter of the Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.), the Union veterans group, erected a monument at the cemetery's entrance to memorialize Bradley County's "Boys in Blue." It is one of only three G.A.R. monuments in Tennessee.
Erected by Tennessee Civil War Trails.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Civil War Trails series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 30, 1914.
Location. 35° 9.327′ N, 84° 52.917′ W. Marker is in Cleveland, Tennessee, in Bradley County. Marker can be reached from 12th Street SW west of Goode Street SW, on the right when traveling west. Located in Fort Hill Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cleveland TN 37311, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Union Monument (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cleveland During the Civil War (approx. half a mile away); Oak Grove Male Academy (approx. half a mile away); Col. Benjamin Cleveland Allen Grammar School (approx. 0.7 miles away); Masonic Female Institute (approx. ¾ mile away); Confederate Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); College Hill School (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cleveland.
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