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Brighton in Tipton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Tipton County Confederate Reunion

 
 
Tipton County Confederate Reunion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 20, 2014
1. Tipton County Confederate Reunion Marker
Inscription.  Beginning in 1875, as a gathering of the 7th Tennessee Cavalry, C.S.A., this annual social, historical, and political event soon evolved into a meeting of all West Tennessee's veterans and their families. In 1883, since the town supported prohibition and was located on the railroad, Brighton became the permanent home of this grand assemblage. Attendance grew steadily over the years until it reached 15,000 in 1897. The reunion was suspended in 1936-37 and finally ended in 1940.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4E 120.)
 
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° 28.901′ N, 89° 43.338′ W. Marker is in Brighton, Tennessee, in Tipton County. Marker is at the intersection of School Street and Church Street, on the left when traveling south on School Street. The marker is located on the grounds of the old Brighton High School. Touch for map.
Tipton County Confederate Reunion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 20, 2014
2. Tipton County Confederate Reunion Marker
Marker is at or near this postal address: 66 School Street, Brighton TN 38011, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Randolph (approx. 4.7 miles away); Last Speech of General Nathan Bedford Forrest (approx. 6.2 miles away); Joe Brown Bivouac, U.C.V. (approx. 6.2 miles away); Augustus Hill Garland (approx. 6.6 miles away); The Site of Byars-Hall High School (approx. 6.7 miles away); General Jacob Tipton (approx. 6.7 miles away); Charles B. Simonton (approx. 6.7 miles away); Cadmus Marcellus Wilcox (approx. 6.9 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 23, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 421 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 23, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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