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McMinnville in Warren County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Camp Smartt

 
 
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By Tom Gillard, November 8, 2010
1. Camp Smartt Marker
Inscription.  This staging and training area was established in the summer of 1861 by Benjamin J. Hill, who organized and commanded here the 35th Tenn. Infantry, CSA, until his promotion to Brigadier General. Discontinued for a time, the camp was reactivated in 1862 by Col. Marcus J. Wright, who was promoted to Brigadier General while here. The camp was then used mainly as a center for Confederate conscripts, but the 9th Texas and 20th Alabama Infantry Regiments were here briefly.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2E 49.)
 
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.
 
Location. 35° 39.691′ N, 85° 47.64′ W. Marker is in McMinnville, Tennessee, in Warren County. Marker is on Liberty Lane ¼ mile west of South Chancery Street (Tennessee Highway 55), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: McMinnville TN 37110, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured
Camp Smartt Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Gillard, November 8, 2010
2. Camp Smartt Marker
as the crow flies. Charles Faulkner Bryan (approx. 1.8 miles away); Lucy Virginia Smith French (approx. 1.8 miles away); 16th Tenn. Reg’t. C.S.A. Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away); Occupation of McMinnville (approx. 1.8 miles away); POW and MIA Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away); Elisha Pepper II (approx. 1.8 miles away); Symbol of Strength (approx. 1.8 miles away); Uncle Dave Macon (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in McMinnville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 9, 2010, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 815 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 9, 2010, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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