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Near Beech Grove in Coffee County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Pledge to the South

 
 
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By Tom Gillard, September 6, 2009
1. Pledge to the South Marker




Inscription. The South is a land that has known sorrows; it is a land that has broken the ashen crust and moistened it with tears; a land scarred and riven by the plowshare of war and billowed with the graves of her dead; but a land of legend, a land of song, a land of hallowed and heroic memories.

To that land every drop of my blood, every fibre of my being, every pulsation of my heart, is consecrated forever.

I was born of her womb; I was nurtured at her breast; and when my last hour shall come, I pray God that I may be pillowed upon her bosom and rocked to sleep within her tender and encircling arms.
Edward Ward Carmack 1858-1908

 
Location. 35° 37.576′ N, 86° 14.5′ W. Marker is near Beech Grove, Tennessee, in Coffee County. Marker is on Confederate Cemetery Road 0.1 miles west of Grossburg Road (Tennessee Highway 64), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Beechgrove TN 37018, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confederate Cemetery (here, next to this marker); 18th Indiana Battery (here, next to this marker); 20th Tennessee Volunteer Infantry (a few steps from this marker); General Forrest's Farewell Order Memorial
Pledge to the South Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sharon N. Goodman
2. Pledge to the South Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); General A. P. Stewart's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry Watterson (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Nash (about 800 feet away); Beech Grove Engagement (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beech Grove.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 6, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,432 times since then and 75 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 6, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee.   2. submitted on January 18, 2010, by Sharon N. Goodman of Round Rock, Texas. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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