Waynesboro in Wayne County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Waynesboro during the Civil War
Services ceased here at Cumberland Presbyterian Church after the war began. Soldiers from both sides occupied the building at different times, and all of the records were lost. The first meeting after the Civil War was held in November 1866. The church’s record keeper sadly noted that for five years the congregation could not publicly worship and that only one elder and four members remained.
The former home (ca. 1854) of Union Col. William Pl Kindrick, Jr., 2nd Tennessee Mounted Infantry, stands across North High Street. Kindrick was captured near Corinth, Mississippi while organizing the 3rd West Tennessee Cavalry. Confined in Libby Prison in Richmond, Virginia, he escaped with 108 other Federal officers in February 1864. He returned home to Waynesboro where he died the following month and was buried in the family garden behind the house.
“Having recently escaped from Libby with others,
Col. William P. Kindrick to President Abraham Lincoln, February 2, 1864
(Sidebar): The First Cumberland Presbyterian Church was constructed about 1840. On October 10, 1854, the congregation and a group of Masons paraded to this site and laid the cornerstone for the present building, which was completed in 1855. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.
Erected 2012 by Tennessee Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 35° 19.262′ N, 87° 45.792′ W. Marker is in Waynesboro, Tennessee, in Wayne County. Marker is at the intersection of North High Street and Water Street, on the right when traveling north on North High Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 110 North High Street, Waynesboro TN 38485, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wayne County Revolutionary War Veterans (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Waynesboro Operation Enduring Freedom & Operation Iraqi Freedom Monument Wayne County World War II Memorial (about 500 feet away); Sons of Confederate Veterans (about 500 feet away); Incident at Waynesboro (about 500 feet away); Army of Tennessee (approx. 5.1 miles away); Sweetwater Branch (approx. 7.9 miles away); Dogwood Mudhole (approx. 9.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waynesboro.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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