Gallatin in Sumner County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
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Eighteen miles north of Gallatin, near Portland, a Confederate training camp established in 1861 was named Camp Trousdale in his honor. Both his sons, Charles W. and Julius A. Trousdale, were seriously wounded while serving in the Confederate army. Charles Trousdale joined the 9th Tennessee Cavalry and Julius Trousdale served in the 2nd Tennessee Infantry.
William Trousdale served under Gen. Andrew Jackson in the Creek War, again in the War of 1812 at Pensacola and New Orleans, and in the Seminole War of 1836. He completed his military career as a brigadier general in the U.S. Army in the 1847-1848 war with Mexico.
The bronze statue of a Confederate soldier stands atop the granite monument
William Trousdale acquired Trousdale Place about 1830. Congressman John H. Bowen had almost completed its construction when he died in 1822. The site was originally part of the 640-acre North Carolina Land Grant No. 1 to James Trousdale, William Trousdale’s father, who sold it in 1802 for laying out the town of Gallatin. The Trousdale family owned the house until 1900 when it was deeded to Clark Chapter 13, United Daughters of the Confederacy, in memory of the Confederate soldiers of Sumner County and to her soldiers “in any other war or wars.” Trousdale Place exhibits characteristics of Federal style architecture, notably its handsome doorway and staggered Flemish-bond brickwork.
William Trousdale Courtesy Trousdale Place
Julius A. Trousdale Courtesy Trousdale Place
Sumner County Courthouse and Gallatin Mill, 1862 Courtsey Library of Congress
Erected by Tennessee Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Civil War Trails, and the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
Location. 36° 23.248′ N, 86° 26.947′ W. Marker is in Gallatin, Tennessee, in Sumner County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 183 W Main St, Gallatin TN 37066, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Trousdale Place (here, next to this marker); First Presbyterian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Gallatin, Tennessee (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gallatin Public Square (about 400 feet away); Randy's Record Shop (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tennessee's First African-American Civil War Volunteers (approx. 0.2 miles away); Monument to the Fallen (approx. 0.3 miles away); Sumner County Tennessee Mexican-American War Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gallatin.
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil •
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