Near Gamaliel in Monroe County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Erected 1971 by Kentucky Historical Society - Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1391.)
Location. 36° 42.352′ N, 85° 51.445′ W. Marker is near Gamaliel, Kentucky, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of Fountain Run Road (State Highway 100) and County House Road (County Road 1366), on the right when traveling north on Fountain Run Road. Touch for map. Located in the community of Flippin. Marker is in this post office area: Gamaliel KY 42140, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fraim Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away); Famous Tree / Indian Creek Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); Free-Town Church (approx. 3.9 miles away); Gamaliel Cemetery (approx. 5.5 miles away); Gamaliel Fountain Run World War I & World War II Memorial (approx. 6.2 miles away); James Chism (approx. 7.6 miles away); Rev. W. E. Thomas (approx. 8.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gamaliel.
Regarding Camp Anderson. No one had more of an effect on the loyalty of Monroe County and perhaps South Central Kentucky as did John M. Fraim. John Fraim was born in Jackson (Clay) County, Tennessee in 1813. He moved to Monroe County 25 years before the war began and had obtained about 1,000 acres of land on Indian Creek near Flippin. At the outbreak of the war he owned 30 slaves but was bitterly opposed to secession. In order to help the Union cause, he went to Indiana to get 300 rifles and offered one to every person who would fight for President Lincoln. Fraim thus recruited the Ninth Kentucky Infantry and camped the men on his farm. They named the site Camp Anderson. He took his recruits to Columbia for mustering in; there he was captured by Confederate troops and taken as a prisoner to Nashville. After being interrogated he was released and on his way home was shot in the breast by guerillas. After falling to the ground one of the guerillas
Additional keywords. John Fraim, 9th KY Infantry, Flippin
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 1, 2011, by Chad Comer of Gamaliel, Kentucky. This page has been viewed 974 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 6, 2012, by Chad Comer of Gamaliel, Kentucky. 3. submitted on January 3, 2011, by Chad Comer of Gamaliel, Kentucky. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.