Union City in Obion County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
First Monument to Unknown Confederate Dead
Located five blocks north, the monument was dedicated on October 21, 1869. Some of the twenty-nine buried here died in training at Camp Brown in Union City, an important rail junction and staging area for the invasion of Kentucky. Others fell in raids such as Forrest's Seventh Tennessee Cavalry's defeat of the Seventh Tennessee Cavalry (Federal) in March 1864.
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4B 26.)
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 date for this entry is October 21, 1869.
Location. 36° 24.814′ N, 89° 2.883′ W. Marker is in Union City, Tennessee, in Obion County. Marker is at the intersection of East Reelfoot Avenue (U.S. 45W) and Edwards Street, on the right when traveling east on East Reelfoot Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 815 East Reelfoot Avenue, Union City TN 38261, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Unknown Confederate Dead Monument (approx. half a mile away); First Christian Church Union City, Mobile and Ohio Railroad Depot (approx. 0.9 miles away); Obion County Confederate Monument (approx. 0.9 miles away); Mt. Zion Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. one mile away); The Barber Shop (approx. 2 miles away); Liberty Hall (approx. 2 miles away); The Depot (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Union City.
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