Johnson City in Washington County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Landon Carter Haynes
Following the election of Abraham Lincoln as president in November 1860, Haynes argued strongly for Tennessee’s secession from the Union. The following October, the General Assembly chose Haynes as one of the state’s senators for the Confederate Congress, where he served from 1862 to 1865. As a Confederate senator, he consistently pressed the government to institute harsher measures against Union supporters in East Tennessee.
After the Civil War ended, President Andrew Johnson pardoned Haynes for his loyalty to the Confederacy during the war. Fearing retribution by East Tennessee Unionists, however, Haynes moved with his family to Memphis, where he died on February 17, 1875.
“(Tennessee’s) union with the Southern States ... is natural and inseparable, and the unalterable condition of her present and future safety, prosperity, and independence.” — Landon C. Haynes, Knoxville, January 2, 1861
Tipton-Haynes House, ca.1960 Courtesy Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site
Landon C. Haynes — Courtesy National Archives and Records Administration
Erected by Tennessee Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 36° 17.681′ N, 82° 20.009′ W. Marker is in Johnson City, Tennessee, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from South Roan Street 0.1 miles south of Bonita Drive, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Andre Michaux (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tipton-Haynes Historic Site (about 500 feet away); Tennessee Early History Monument (about 500 feet away); First Court of Washington County (approx. one mile away); Robins’ Roost (approx. 1.2 miles away); East Tennessee & Western North Carolina Depot (approx. 1.8 miles away); Johnson City (approx. 1.8 miles away); State Flag (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Johnson City.
Also see . . . Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site. (Submitted on October 25, 2013.)
Categories. • Politics • War, US Civil •
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