Trenton in Gibson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Female Collegiate Institute
Julius Freed, a German-Jewish merchant who moved to Trenton after the war, constructed this house in the institute site, helped the town recover. Freed served in the 15th Tennessee Infantry of the Army of the Tennessee and was wounded in the battles at Perryville and Chickamauga and during the Atlanta campaign. Captured during Hood’s attack on Nashville in December 1864, Freed became a prisoner of war until his release in May 1865. Although he had been in business in Memphis and Jackson before the conflict, Freed settled in Trenton and established a dry-goods store in partnership with another Jewish merchant, Julius Ebert. In 1871,
(lower left) Advertisement for J. Freed Clothing store Courtesy Fred M. Culp
(upper center) Julius Freed Courtesy Tennessee State Library & Archives
(upper right) J. Freed and Son Clothing store - Courtesy Fred M. Culp
Erected by Tennessee Civil War Trails.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Industry & Commerce • War, US Civil • Women. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Civil War Trails series list. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1865.
Location. 35° 58.833′ N, 88° 56.329′ W. Marker is in Trenton, Tennessee, in Gibson County. Marker is on East Eaton Street (Tennessee Route 104) west of South Lexington Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Trenton TN 38382, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within Fighting for Trenton (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gibson County Confederate Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gibson County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); David Crockett (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Fighting for Trenton (approx. 0.4 miles away); Forrest at Trenton (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Fighting for Trenton (approx. 0.8 miles away); C.S.A. Camp Trenton (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Trenton.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 14, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 20, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 415 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 20, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.