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Portland in Sumner County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Camp Trousdale

 
 
Camp Trousdale Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, April 11, 2020
1. Camp Trousdale Marker
Inscription.  Served formerly by Richland Station on the L&N RR., this was an early staging and training area for Tennessee Confederate units. Regiments trained here included the 7th Infantry (Hatton) 16th Infantry (Savage), 18th Infantry (Palmer), 20th Infantry (Battle), 32nd Infantry (Bushrod Johnson), 4lst Infantry (Tillman), 44th Infantry (McDaniel); also, the 1st (McNairy) and 2nd (Samuel Jones) Cavalry Battalions, which (May, 1862) became the 1st Cavalry (Biffle), trained here after organizing at Nashville and Mt. Pleasant, respectively.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3B 24.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1862.
 
Location. 36° 36.958′ N, 86° 32.916′ W. Marker is in Portland, Tennessee, in Sumner County. Marker is at the intersection of Ronnie McDowell Parkway / North Broadway (State Highway 109) and Vanatta Road, on the right when traveling south on Ronnie
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McDowell Parkway / North Broadway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Portland TN 37148, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Duval-Groves House (approx. 1.4 miles away); Triangular Jog (approx. 1˝ miles away in Kentucky); Cold Spring School (approx. 1.9 miles away); AmVets Memorial (approx. 2 miles away); Civil War in Tennessee (approx. 2 miles away); Replica of Stone #38 (approx. 2.2 miles away in Kentucky); Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial (approx. 2.2 miles away in Kentucky); Zollicoffer's Headquarters (approx. 2˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portland.
 
Camp Trousdale Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, April 11, 2020
2. Camp Trousdale Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 12, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 561 times since then and 99 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 12, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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