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Bragg’s March to Kentucky Marker image, Touch for more information
By David J Gaines, October 4, 2011
Bragg’s March to Kentucky Marker
Tennessee (Van Buren County), Spencer — 2C 16 — Bragg’s March to Kentucky
In the late summer of 1862, Confederate General Braxton Bragg marched northward down this valley with an army of several thousand soldiers, supply wagons, and artillery pieces en route to invade Kentucky. They traveled and camped along the east side . . . — Map (db m83042) HM
Tennessee (Van Buren County), Spencer — 2C 25 — Camp ForrestSpencer Artillery Range — ca. 1941-1946
In January 1941, the Army began construction of the 30,617-acre Spencer Artillery Range as an annex of Camp Forrest. Intended as a firing range for heavy artillery, it was utilized by other units, including infantry. The 2nd Ranger Battalion . . . — Map (db m40256) HM
Tennessee (Van Buren County), Spencer — 2C 15 — Gilbert Gaul, Civil War Painter
Just south of here was the studio of Gilbert Gaul, one of the best painters of American Civil War scenes. After being elected the youngest member of the National Academy of Design in 1882, his "Holding the Line at all Hazards" won an Academy Gold . . . — Map (db m83043) HM
Tennessee (Van Buren County), Spencer — 2C 19 — Trail of TearsCirca 1838
On October 20, 1837, B. B. Cannon with a group of 365 treaty party Cherokees camped near here on their way to the Indian Territory in present-day Oklahoma. Rainey’s Turnpike crossed here at the old John Fleming farm and in 1838 was one route used . . . — Map (db m3626) HM

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