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Tullahoma in Coffee County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Fort Rains Along Fort Street

Civil War Site

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 1, 2021
1. Fort Rains Along Fort Street Marker
Inscription.  Fort Rains, a bastioned fort, was built by the Confederates during their six-months stay the early part of 1863 on the slight eminence along Fort Street between Ovoca Road and Forrest Drive, as they awaited a move by the Union Army. The fort was named for Brigadier General James E. Rains killed at the Battle of Stones River.

It was described as being 125 yards across, surrounded by a ditch and a wall and held 12 cannon and could be garrisoned by 500 men. Since no fighting occurred at Tullahoma, the fort was never used. It was leveled for homes in the mid-20th century.

Next Stop — 211 West Blackwell Street

 
Erected by Historic Preservation Society of Tullahoma, Inc. (Marker Number 6.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesWar, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1863.
 
Location. 35° 22.274′ N, 86° 12.823′ W. Marker is in Tullahoma, Tennessee, in Coffee County. Marker is on East Fort Street near Ovoca Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tullahoma TN 37388, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 1, 2021
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8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Oakwood Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); L.D. Hickerson House (approx. half a mile away); Tullahoma Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fortress Tullahoma (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Red Caboose (approx. 0.6 miles away); A Railroad Town (approx. 0.6 miles away); Verandah Hotel — RR Depot and Dr. Cowan House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Provost Marshall's Headquarters South Jackson Street (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tullahoma.
 
Also see . . .  James Edwards Rains (Wikipedia). (Submitted on May 1, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
 
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Public domain / Wikipedia, circa 1862
3. James Edwards Rains
A Nashville native, he graduated second in the Class of 1854 from Yale Law School.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 1, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 1, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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