Alamo in Crockett County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Cageville in the Civil War
Some of the men who stayed home became a thorn in the side of Union troops as partisans. On July 18, 1863, the Unionist Memphis Bulletin reported that "for some weeks a considerable force of rebel cavalry, under command of Colonel Jesse Forest, has been annoying the defenseless citizens of Madison, Henderson. and Haywood counties. ... Colonel [Edward] Hatch sent a portion of his forces to make a detour in the neighborhood Of Cageville, where a rebel force had been recently committing some depredations." By September, the paper reported, Unionist home guards were patrolling here, searching for "several small bands of thieving bandits who assumed
Crockett County was formed in 1871 from parts of Dyer, Gibson, Haywood, and Madison counties. The courthouse was completed in 1874.
Area map - Courtesy Library of Congress
Col. Edward Hatch Courtesy Library of Congress
Confederate cavalry raiders, Century Magazine (ca. 1880)
Crockett Co. Courthouse - Courtesy Tennessee State Library & Archives
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.
Location. 35° 47.111′ N, 89° 7.026′ W. Marker is in Alamo, Tennessee, in Crockett County. Marker is at the intersection of North Bells Street (Tennessee Route 88) and West Main Street, on the right when traveling north on North Bells Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Alamo TN 38001, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 Robert H. White, Ph. D. (within shouting distance of this marker); Crockett County's First Court (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Strawberries (approx. 6.6 miles away); Thomas Conyers, Sr. (approx. 10.6 miles away); First United Methodist Church (approx. 11.4 miles away); Samuel Cole Williams (approx. 11˝ miles away); Tabernacle (approx. 11.8 miles away); Dunbar (approx. 15˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alamo.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 16, 2020, by David Austin of Scotts Hill, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 16, 2020, by David Austin of Scotts Hill, Tennessee. 3. submitted on September 17, 2020. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.