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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Eva, Tennessee

 
Clickable Map of Benton County, Tennessee and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Benton County, TN (21) Carroll County, TN (31) Decatur County, TN (12) Henry County, TN (25) Houston County, TN (5) Humphreys County, TN (47) Perry County, TN (8) Stewart County, TN (89)  BentonCounty(21) Benton County (21)  CarrollCounty(31) Carroll County (31)  DecaturCounty(12) Decatur County (12)  HenryCounty(25) Henry County (25)  HoustonCounty(5) Houston County (5)  HumphreysCounty(47) Humphreys County (47)  PerryCounty(8) Perry County (8)  StewartCounty(89) Stewart County (89)
Camden is the county seat for Benton County
Eva is in Benton County
      Benton County (21)  
ADJACENT TO BENTON COUNTY
      Carroll County (31)  
      Decatur County (12)  
      Henry County (25)  
      Houston County (5)  
      Humphreys County (47)  
      Perry County (8)  
      Stewart County (89)  
 
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1Tennessee (Benton County), Eva — Battle of Johnsonville
Some of the lesser known battles and incidents of wars have afforded drama and have portrayed characteristics of the participants far beyond those of usual recorded history. Such was the Battle of Johnsonville, fought between Maj. Gen. N. B. . . . Map (db m146444) HM
2Tennessee (Benton County), Eva — Bombarding JohnsonvilleForrest’s Clever Attack
In 1862 and 1863, Confederate cavalry raids along the Louisville & Nashville Railroad often shut down operations and slowed the flow of supplies into Nashville. The Union army built a supply depot at Johnsonville to help alleviate the disruptions. . . . Map (db m171324) HM
3Tennessee (Benton County), Eva — Cabin Logs
The logs for this cabin were taken from a barn owned by Mr. James Sykes of Eva. The barn was used by scouts for General Nathan Bedford Forrest during a reconnaissance of the Pilot Knob area on November 4, 1864. The lower story of the Syke's home . . . Map (db m171323) HM
4Tennessee (Benton County), Eva — Eva Archaic Site5000 B.C.
Eva • Three Mile • Big SandyMap (db m171326) HM
5Tennessee (Benton County), Eva — Eva, A Community of the Western Banks of the Tennessee River
"The river, a small rivercraft landing, its proximity to the N. B. Forrest State Park, and the Methodist assembly ground…make it attractive to visitors." - Tennessee County History Series
The town of Eva began its . . . Map (db m183537) HM
6Tennessee (Benton County), Eva — Forrest's Artillery
Below the hill to your front and concealed by thick brush, Confederate troops under the command of Maj. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest constructed five artillery positions to deploy guns against the Union supply depot at Johnsonville. On November 3, . . . Map (db m146438) HM
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7Tennessee (Benton County), Eva — Injuring Sherman
By the fall of 1864, the Civil War was not going well for the Confederacy. The Union invasion of the Deep South continued to ravage both the military and civilian population of the war-torn region. In an attempt to halt the advance, Confederate Lt. . . . Map (db m146440) HM
8Tennessee (Benton County), Eva — Nathan Bedford Forrest MonumentBattle of Johnsonville
(side 1) Commemorating the capture of Federal gunboats by Forrest's cavalry in the Johnsonville Expedition November 4, 1864. (side 2) "Faith is the duty of the hour." N.B. Forrest, Major-General to . . . Map (db m146443) WM
9Tennessee (Benton County), Eva — Railroads, A Force for Development
"Their presence literally established the towns of Big Sandy and Eva and the development" - Tennessee County History Series
The rapid expansion of railroads in the 1850s opened the way for development of rural . . . Map (db m183536) HM
10Tennessee (Benton County), Eva — The Tennessee River Railroad Bridge
"In those days, that was how you got over there; there was no highway” -Ken Ingram
The track leading to the Tennessee River Railroad Bridge once started here. The nearby depot served as the debarkation point for . . . Map (db m183534) HM
 
 
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Nov. 28, 2022