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Wartrace in Bedford County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Beechwood Plantation

 
 
Beechwood Plantation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Gillard, December 26, 2009
1. Beechwood Plantation Marker
Inscription. The Beechwood Plantation house, which formerly stood at this site, was an important Confederate headquarters during the Tullahoma Campaign. It was built for Col. Andrew Erwin, Jr. and family in 1826. The Erwins, who were southern sympathizers, lavishly entertained local society and Confederate officers during the Civil War. In 1863, Gen. Braxton Bragg's Army of Tennessee was camped along the Duck River line. Gen William J. Hardee camped at Wartrace and made Beechwood his headquarters.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3G 42.)
 
Location. 35° 31.15′ N, 86° 18.65′ W. Marker is in Wartrace, Tennessee, in Bedford County. Marker is on Cortner Road (County Route 269), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wartrace TN 37183, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wartrace (approx. 1.4 miles away); Strolling Jim (approx. 1.4 miles away); Martin Shofner (approx. 5.1 miles away); The Webb School (approx. 5.2 miles away); Andrews' Raiders (approx. 7 miles away);
Beechwood Plantation surrounding image. Click for full size.
By Tom Gillard, December 26, 2009
2. Beechwood Plantation surrounding
Moore County / Bedford County (approx. 7.8 miles away); Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration (approx. 8.1 miles away); General A. P. Stewart's Division (approx. 8.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wartrace.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 26, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 2,559 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 26, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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