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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Trousdale County, Tennessee

Clickable Map of Trousdale County, Tennessee and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Trousdale County, TN (10) Macon County, TN (48) Smith County, TN (15) Sumner County, TN (114) Wilson County, TN (71)  TrousdaleCounty(10) Trousdale County (10)  MaconCounty(48) Macon County (48)  SmithCounty(15) Smith County (15)  SumnerCounty(114) Sumner County (114)  WilsonCounty(71) Wilson County (71)
Hartsville is the county seat for Trousdale County
Adjacent to Trousdale County, Tennessee
      Macon County (48)  
      Smith County (15)  
      Sumner County (114)  
      Wilson County (71)  
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1Tennessee, Trousdale County, Hartsville — 3B 21 — "The Hartsville Races"
On West McMurry Street (SR25) west of Thoroughbred Lane, on the left when traveling west.
Attacking the Federal 39th, (DuMont's) Brigade from south & west, a task force of 1300 cavalry & infantry under Maj. Gen. John Hunt Morgan, in a running fight, killed, wounded, or captured 2200 men. Confederate losses were 125 killed or wounded. . . . Map (db m68489) HM WM
2Tennessee, Trousdale County, Hartsville — Battle of Hartsville — December 7, 1862
Near Cemetery Lane south of Tennessee Route 141, on the left when traveling south.
Battle of Hartsville December 7, 1862 The boldest and most successfully executed cavalry raid of the War Between the States We salute the Confederate Veterans with affection, reverence, and undying devotion to the cause for which . . . Map (db m180263) HM
3Tennessee, Trousdale County, Hartsville — Morgan at Hartsville — The Gallatin Raid
On McMurry Boulevard (State Highway 10) west of Hayes Street, on the right when traveling west.
Col. John Hunt Morgan led his brigade into Hartsville during August 1862. He intended to use the town as a base to attack the Louisville and Nashville Railroad near Gallatin. Morgan's goal was to destroy the 800-foot-long Big South Tunnel, which . . . Map (db m157312) HM
4Tennessee, Trousdale County, Hartsville — Rev. John McGee
On River Street (State Highway 141) 0.1 miles north of Church Street, on the right when traveling south.
Son of Col. John and Martha McFarlane McGee of Orange (later Guilford & Randolph) Co., N.C. Revolutionary War soldier. Admitted Methodist Church 1788. Married Martha Johnson (born ca. 1768, died 1840). Ca. 1798 moved Middle Tennessee. Issue: . . . Map (db m157308) HM
5Tennessee, Trousdale County, Hartsville — Surprise at Hartsville — " whose fault"
On Broadway at White Oak Street on Broadway.
On the morning of December 7, 1862, the Confederates attacked the Union garrison camped on a bluff overlooking the Cumberland River two miles south of here. Under cover of darkness and falling snow, Morgan and 1,300 men had crossed the icy . . . Map (db m68491) HM
6Tennessee, Trousdale County, Hartsville — The Battle of Hartsville — A Well-Executed Victory
On East Main Street at River Street (Tennessee Highway 141), on the right when traveling east on East Main Street.
Preface:Following the defeat of Confederate Gen. Braxton Bragg's invasion of Kentucky (Aug.-Oct. 1862), in which Col. John Hunt Morgan's cavalry played an active role, the Confederates retreated to Tennessee. Bragg ordered Morgan to . . . Map (db m157303) HM
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7Tennessee, Trousdale County, Hartsville — The Battle of Hartsville
On East Main Street east of Court Street, on the right when traveling east.
. . . Map (db m182563) HM
8Tennessee, Trousdale County, Hartsville — 3B 57 — The Battle of Hartsville — December 7, 1862
On River Street (Tennessee Route 141), on the right when traveling north.
After marching 24 miles in four inches of snow and crossing the icy Cumberland River, Colonel John Hunt Morgan and 1,300 men attacked the Federal 39th Brigade under the command of Colonel Absalom B. Moore. Although greatly outnumbered, Morgan . . . Map (db m13725) HM
9Tennessee, Trousdale County, Hartsville — 3B 46 — The James DeBow Home
On State Highway 25, 0.2 miles west of State Highway 10, on the right when traveling west.
Construction on the DeBow Home began in 1854 but was delayed during the Civil War. After Gen. Morgan's march on Hartsville in 1862, the partially completed house was used as a hospital for wounded soldiers. It was completed in 1870 and officials met . . . Map (db m149918) HM
10Tennessee, Trousdale County, Hartsville — Trousdale County Veterans Memorial
On East Main Street (State Highway 141) at River Street (State Highway 141), on the left when traveling east on East Main Street.
Dedicated to the memory of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty Killed In Action WWI Carr, Elisha • Dickson, William Donoho • Ford, Earl Hayden • Filson, Johnnie W. • Hammock, James Thomas • Maynard, Thomas A. • . . . Map (db m157444) WM
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Apr. 1, 2023