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Portland in Sumner County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Fort Smith

 
 
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By Don Morfe, July 23, 2013
1. Fort Smith Marker
Inscription. One and one-quarter miles northeast at Mitchellville Station on the L&N Railroad stood Fort Smith. There a railhead began as a Union supply depot for General Rosecranís army at Nashville. With South Tunnel destroyed by General Morganís Confederate raiders, supplies were transported over land by escorted wagon trains. When the railroad reopened on November 26, 1862, Fort Smith, under the command of Colonel George P. Smith, Commander of 129th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment, served as a garrison for Union soldiers guarding the railroad from Confederate guerrilla activity.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commision. (Marker Number 3B 74.)
 
Location. 36° 36.952′ N, 86° 32.893′ W. Marker is in Portland, Tennessee, in Sumner County. Marker is at the intersection of North Broadway (Tennessee Route 109) and Woods Road, on the right when traveling north on North Broadway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Portland TN 37148, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Duval-Groves House (approx. 1.4 miles away); Tennessee / Kentucky (approx. 1.5 miles away but has been reported missing); Triangular Jog
Fort Smith Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 23, 2013
2. Fort Smith Marker
(approx. 1.5 miles away in Kentucky); Cold Spring School (approx. 1.8 miles away); Civil War in Tennessee (approx. 2 miles away); Replica of Stone #38 (approx. 2.2 miles away in Kentucky); Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial (approx. 2.2 miles away in Kentucky); Zollicoffer's Headquarters (approx. 2.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portland.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 11, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 450 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 11, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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