Crossville in Cumberland County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Cumberland County at War
Divided by Conﬂict
Guerillas on both sides killed and wreaked havoc on civilians here. Union raiders “Tinker” Dave Beatty and Harve Shillin (a local resident) stole cattle, horses, plow mules and food. Confederate raiders Champ Ferguson and Col. John M. Hughes stole hundreds of Federal horses. In July 1864, as the 4th Tennessee Infantry (USA) pursued them, Maj. T.H.
Andrew Kemmer built a false wall to conceal corn from Union soldiers. A neighbor told the Federals, who broke down the wall and took the corn. The Thomas Majors and Samuel Brady families buried a large wooden box of goods in a stable. Years later, the Brady family donated the box to the Cumberland County Military Museum, housed in the former county courthouse before you.
“I understand that there has been some of the good old friends of the Rebellion deceast not long cince all I hated about it was there hadn’t been a few more of them that went the same way. …I walked over the bloody field of Murfreesboro…(and) beheld the carnage and goar at one sight I could behold a thousand men which had just crest the chilly waters of Jordan. I am getting tierd of this unholy war…(w)raping the winding sheat around many a found mothers, nobly boy and sprinkling ther hearth stones with tears.” — Sgt. Azariah Dorton (Cumberland Co. resident), 2nd Tennessee Infantry (USA), June 11, 1863
Richard “Red Fox” Flynn (USA) and wife, Zilphia Flynn — Courtesy Gary Brewer
Sgt. John Franklin Cooley (CSA), county resident Courtesy Regina Hodge
Federal artillery in East Tennessee
Erected by Tennessee Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 35° 56.86′ N, 85° 1.575′ W. Marker is in Crossville, Tennessee, in Cumberland County. Marker is on South Main Street (U.S. 127) north of West 2nd Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. The marker is located in front of Cumberland County Military Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 20 S Main St, Crossville TN 38555, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cumberland County's First Steam Engine (within shouting distance of this marker); Cumberland County Families (approx. 3.6 miles away); Kemmer Stand / Tavern (approx. 6.4 miles away); Champ Ferguson (approx. 6.4 miles away); The Journey of the Bell (approx. 9.6 miles away); Pleasant Hill (approx. 9.6 miles away); Affair at Cumberland Mountain (approx. 9.6 miles away); Thomas "Big Foot" Spencer (approx. 11.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Crossville.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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