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Waverly in Humphreys County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Fort Hill

 
 
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By Don Morfe, April 19, 2014
1. Fort Hill Marker
Inscription.  Five hundred yards north is a Federal Civil War earthen fort constructed by the 12th and 13th U.S. Colored Infantry to protect the Nashville and Northwestern Railroad. The 1st Kansas Artillery was stationed there. The railroad from Johnsonville to Nashville served as the supply line to Union General William T. Sherman in his attack on Chattanooga and Atlanta.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3E 25.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansForts and CastlesWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 36° 4.932′ N, 87° 47.652′ W. Marker is in Waverly, Tennessee, in Humphreys County. Marker is at the intersection of South Church Street (SR 13) and Fort Hill Road on South Church Street (SR 13). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Waverly TN 37185, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battle of Johnsonville (within shouting distance of this marker); Humphreys County
Fort Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 19, 2014
2. Fort Hill Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Reynoldsburg (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Court House Bell (about 400 feet away); Welcome to Fort Waverly & The Humphreys County and Civil War Museum (about 700 feet away); Fort Hill at Waverly (about 800 feet away); Waverly Disaster (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Waverly Disaster (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waverly.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 13, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 442 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 13, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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