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Travisville in Pickett County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Affair at Travisville

 
 
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By Don Morfe, April 17, 2014
1. Affair at Travisville Marker
Inscription.  In the first military action in Tennessee during the Civil War, Union troops of the 1st Kentucky Cavalry and the Home Guards of Houstonville Cavalry attacked a Confederate encampment at Travisville on September 29, 1861. The 100 Confederate troops refused to surrender. After being fired upon and losing four men, the Confederates retreated into the surrounding hills.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2C 17.)
 
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 September 1927.
 
Location. 36° 35.045′ N, 84° 59.854′ W. Marker is in Travisville, Tennessee, in Pickett County. Marker is at the intersection of Caney Creek Road and Crabtree Road, on the right when traveling south on Caney Creek Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pall Mall TN 38577, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Affair at Travisville (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fentress County / Pickett County
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By Don Morfe, April 17, 2014
2. Affair at Travisville Marker
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(approx. 1˝ miles away); Sgt. Alvin C. York Educational Legacy (approx. 3.2 miles away); Wolf River Valley (approx. 3˝ miles away); Sgt. Alvin C. York's Personal and Spiritual Life (approx. 3˝ miles away); Sgt. York at Work (approx. 3˝ miles away); Alvin and Gracie York's Home and Farm (approx. 3.6 miles away); Sgt. Alvin C. York - America's Greatest Civilian Soldier (approx. 3.6 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 8, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 750 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 8, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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