Springfield in Robertson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
The Federal Occupation
Pvt. William Thomas of the 9th Pennsylvania wrote in his diary that he “camped on a Hill looking over the town, name of hill-pulltight.” The Federals constructed a fortified camp here to observe the city and protect the Edgefield and Kentucky Railroad. A line of earth-works was built from the fort’s north side to Sulphur Fork Creek, and another line extended a mile from the south end of the camp. Union soldiers also manned railroad blockhouses at Baker’s Station, the Ridgetop Trestle, the Dry Creek Trestle (Greenbrier), Sulphur Fork Trestle and the Red River Blockhouse No. 1 near Adams. The Federal troops guarded the town spring and confiscated firearms from local citizens, including the tools of local gunsmith Philip Anglin.
The occupying forces confiscated what they needed. At an abandoned Confederate base, Camp Cheatham near Cedar Hill, soldiers recalled: “(We) tore down Houses that was used by the Secesh
Kirk House - Courtesy Robertson County Archives
15th PA Cavalry Camp - Courtesy Robertson County Archives
Erected by Tennessee Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 36° 30.452′ N, 86° 52.813′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Tennessee, in Robertson County. Marker is on South Brown Street south of 6th Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Springfield TN 37172, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Springfield (approx. 0.3 miles away); Tennessee Light and Power Company (approx. 0.3 miles away); Robertson County World War II Tree Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Robertson County World War II Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Robertson County Vietnam Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Robertson County Courthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); Robertson County Korean War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Robertson County Courthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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