Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Pottertown in Greene County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Bridge Burners Monument

 
 
Bridge Burners Monument image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, April 1, 2017
1. Bridge Burners Monument
Inscription. "In the hour of their country's peril, they were loyal and true"

On the night of November 8th 1861, these five Union men along with others, who mostly remain unknown, carried out the orders of President Abraham Lincoln transmitted to General George H. Thomas and given to their leader Capt. David Fry, to burn the East Tennessee and Virginia Railroad Bridge over nearby Lick Creek. All five men were summarily executed by Confederate authorities. The five executions left nearly twenty fatherless children.

Jacob Harmon
Pvt Co F 2 Tenn Vol Inf USA
June 2, 1818
December 17, 1861
Hanged at Knoxville, Tennessee

Henry Harmon
Pvt Co F 2 Tenn Vol Inf USA
September 3, 1839
December 17, 1861
Hanged at Knoxville, Tennessee

Christopher A. Haun
Pvt Co F 2 Tenn Vol Inf USA
September 5, 1821
December 11, 1861
Hanged at Knoxville, Tennessee

Henry Fry
Pvt Co F 2 Tenn Vol Inf USA
December 7, 1823
November 30, 1861
Hanged at Greeneville, Tennessee

Jacob M. Hinshaw
Pvt Co F 2 Tenn Vol Inf USA
December 8, 1840
November 30, 1861
Hanged at Greeneville, Tennessee
 
Location. 36° 12.025′ N, 83° 
Bridge Burners Monument image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, April 1, 2017
2. Bridge Burners Monument
0.886′ W. Marker is in Pottertown, Tennessee, in Greene County. Marker is at the intersection of Pottertown Road and Gravel Woods Road, on the left when traveling east on Pottertown Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Midway TN 37809, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pottertown Bridge Burners (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Execution of the "Bridge-Burners" (approx. 0.6 miles away); Blue Springs Lutheran Congregation (approx. 3.2 miles away); Battles of Blue Springs (approx. 4.6 miles away); Battle of Blue Springs (approx. 4.7 miles away); Cabin of Three States (approx. 7.7 miles away); Bent Creek Baptist Church (approx. 7.9 miles away); Bent Creek Church (approx. 8 miles away).
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsWar, US Civil
 
Bridge Burners Monument image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, April 1, 2017
3. Bridge Burners Monument
Bridge Burners Monument image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, April 1, 2017
4. Bridge Burners Monument
Bridge Burners Monument image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, April 1, 2017
5. Bridge Burners Monument
Bridge Burners Monument image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, April 1, 2017
6. Bridge Burners Monument
Bridge Burners Monument image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, April 1, 2017
7. Bridge Burners Monument
Bridge Burners Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, April 1, 2017
8. Bridge Burners Monument Marker
Harmon Family Cemetery and Tennessee Civil War Trails Marker can be seen in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 1, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 95 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 1, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.   6. submitted on April 2, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.   7. submitted on April 1, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.   8. submitted on April 2, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
Paid Advertisement