Winchester in Franklin County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Winchester's Civil War Sites
County Seceded before the State
During the war, the Oehmig house was used as a hospital for soldier with contagious diseases and called The Pest House. When the Union army occupied Winchester in 1863, several dwellings were seized for officers' quarters. The Federals used The Home Journal newspaper office on the Public Square, vacated by William J. Slatter who moved his presses to Georgia to publish The Army Bulletin. Confederate officers’ dwellings that survive today include Col. Tazewell Waller Newman’s house and the boyhood home of Gen. Alexander Peter Stewart.
Winchester City Cemetery
(lower left) Mary Sharp College - Courtesy Library of Congress
(upper center) Peter Turney; Albert Smith Marks Courtesy Tennessee Department of State
(upper right) Franklin County Courthouse by Gustavus A. Perry (US) Courtesy Mike Lougee
Erected by Tennessee Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 35° 11.145′ N, 86° 6.786′ W. Marker is in Winchester, Tennessee, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of 1st Avenue NW and South High Street, on the left when traveling west on 1st Avenue NW. Touch for map. The marker is located on the grounds of the Winchester City Hall, the former site of Franklin County Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7 South High Street, Winchester TN 37398, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other Built 1914 (a few steps from this marker); In Memory of Our Franklin County War Dead (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); James Winchester (about 400 feet away); Secession (about 400 feet away); Colonel James Lewis (about 400 feet away); Mary Sharp College (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Mary Sharp College (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tullahoma Campaign (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winchester.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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