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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Monterey, Tennessee
Location of Monterey, Tennessee
▶ Putnam County (32) ▶ Cumberland County (24) ▶ DeKalb County (15) ▶ Fentress County (11) ▶ Jackson County (16) ▶ Overton County (17) ▶ Smith County (15) ▶ White County (23)
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|Born in New York's Catskill Mountains, Union general and postwar Tennessee industralist John T. Wilder joined the 17th Indian Volunteers when the Civil War began.
Wilder and his 17thh Indian Mounted Infantry (nickname "Wilder's Lighting Brigade") . . . — — Map (db m99010) HM|
|In the early 1800s trayelers upon
this highway, once
part of the historic Walton Road, were mystified
by a large stone which stood at
this spot. It was believed to have
been erected by Indians at some
remote date. Because of the . . . — — Map (db m150743) HM|
|A mysterious sandstone monolith of unknown origin stood just west of Monterey. According to local tradition, the structure resembled the shape of a large dog, which faced west
over the edge of the Cumberland Plateau. Captain William Walton, builder . . . — — Map (db m150751) HM|
|The sandstone rock atop this lighthouse-shaped pedestal is the only known remaining fragment of the 16-ft dog-shaped monolith that stood for centuries ½ mile to the west, marking an area of peace for the American Indians who travelled and . . . — — Map (db m99000)|
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Four miles north of this site, the atrocity occurred during the War Between the States. On March 12, 1864, Federal Col. William B. Stokes and approximately 200 soldiers of the 5th Tenn. Volunteer Cavalry (Union) surrounded the . . . — — Map (db m98997) HM|