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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 (16) Sumner County, TN (132) Wilson County, TN (76)  TrousdaleCounty(10) Trousdale County (10)  MaconCounty(48) Macon County (48)  SmithCounty(16) Smith County (16)  SumnerCounty(132) Sumner County (132)  WilsonCounty(76) Wilson County (76)
Hartsville is the county seat for Trousdale County
Adjacent to Trousdale County, Tennessee
      Macon County (48)  
      Smith County (16)  
      Sumner County (132)  
      Wilson County (76)  
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1 Tennessee, Trousdale County, Hartsville — 3B 21 — "The Hartsville Races"
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
2 Tennessee, Trousdale County, Hartsville — Battle of HartsvilleDecember 7, 1862
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
3 Tennessee, Trousdale County, Hartsville — Morgan at HartsvilleThe Gallatin Raid
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
4 Tennessee, Trousdale County, Hartsville — Rev. John McGee
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
5 Tennessee, Trousdale County, Hartsville — Surprise at Hartsville" whose fault"
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
6 Tennessee, Trousdale County, Hartsville — The Battle of HartsvilleA Well-Executed Victory
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
7 Tennessee, Trousdale County, Hartsville — The Battle of Hartsville
. . . Map (db m182563) HM
8 Tennessee, Trousdale County, Hartsville — 3B 57 — The Battle of HartsvilleDecember 7, 1862
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
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9 Tennessee, Trousdale County, Hartsville — 3B 46 — The James DeBow Home
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
10 Tennessee, Trousdale County, Hartsville — Trousdale County Veterans Memorial
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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May. 28, 2023