Rogersville in Hawkins County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
The Battle of Big Creek
“Utter Destruction of Property & Life”
Union Col. Israel Garrard, who barely escaped, reported later that day, "I was attacked this a.m. and totally defeated." Jones reported that he captured 775 Federal prisoners and countless wagons, horses, and supplies. Kentuckian Edward Guerrant wrote, "I want to see no more battlefields. The utter destruction of property & life. All kinds of clothing & camp equipage; scattered in profusion
Andrew Owen was born in Fentress County, where he worked as a farmer. He enlisted in Co. D, 2nd Tennessee Infantry (US), by December 15, 1861. He was captured at Big Creek (aka Rogersville) on November 6, 1863, and incarcerated at Andersonville, where he died of diarrhea on June 9, 1864. Aged 29, he left a widow and two daughters. He is buried in the Andersonville National Cemetery.
Pvt. Andrew Owen - Courtesy Owen descendant Sgt. Darren W. Smith, USA, Ret.
Erected by Tennessee Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 36° 25.103′ N, 82° 57.132′ W. Marker is in Rogersville, Tennessee, in Hawkins County. Marker is on West Bear Hallow Road north of Burem Pike ( Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rogersville TN 37857, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Michael Looney (approx. 1.7 miles away); Hawkins County Milestone (approx. 1.7 miles away); Amis House (approx. 2.1 miles away); Clay-Kenner House (approx. 3 miles away); Tennessee's First Newspaper (approx. 3 miles away); Alexander Peter Stewart (approx. 3.1 miles away); Hawkins County, Tennessee (approx. 3.1 miles away); Rogersville Engagements (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rogersville.
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 26, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 11, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 82 times since then. Last updated on March 12, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 11, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.