Winchester in Franklin County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Winchester's Civil War Sites
County Seceded before the State
During the war, the Oehmig house was used as a hospital for soldier with contagious diseases and called The Pest House. When the Union army occupied Winchester in 1863, several dwellings were seized for officers' quarters. The Federals used The Home Journal newspaper office on the Public Square, vacated by William J. Slatter who moved his presses to Georgia to publish The Army
Winchester City Cemetery is the final resting place of Confederate Cols. Peter Turney and Albert Smith Marks, both also governors of Tennessee. Other veterans buried there include 100 Confederates and a few Federals. Soldiers who died in local houses after the Battles of Stones River and Chattanooga were buried in the city cemetery adjacent to John Wiley Templeton Confederate Memorial Cemetery.
(lower left) Mary Sharp College - Courtesy Library of Congress
(upper center) Peter Turney; Albert Smith Marks Courtesy Tennessee Department of State
(upper right) Franklin County Courthouse by Gustavus A. Perry (US) Courtesy Mike Lougee
Erected by Tennessee Civil War Trails.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Civil War Trails series list.
Location. 35° 11.145′ N, 86° 6.786′ W. Marker is in Winchester, Tennessee, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of 1st Avenue NW and South High Street, on the left when travelingTouch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7 South High Street, Winchester TN 37398, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Built 1914 (a few steps from this marker); In Memory of Our Franklin County War Dead (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); James Winchester (about 400 feet away); Secession (about 400 feet away); Colonel James Lewis (about 400 feet away); Mary Sharp College (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Mary Sharp College (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tullahoma Campaign (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winchester.
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