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McNairy County Tennessee Historical Markers

 
Adamsville In The Civil War Marker image, Touch for more information
By Don Morfe, April 21, 2014
Adamsville In The Civil War Marker
Tennessee (McNairy County), Adamsville — Adamsville In The Civil WarThe Road to Shiloh — Battle of Shiloh
On West Main Street at Baptist Street on West Main Street.
After the February 1862 Union victories at Forts Henry and Donelson, Gen. Don Carlos Buell’s army occupied Nashville while Gen. Ulysses S. Grant’s army penetrated to Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. Buell and Grant planned to attack the . . . — Map (db m74877) HM
Tennessee (McNairy County), Adamsville — 4C 13 — Approach to ShilohApr. 5, 1862
On U.S. 64, on the right when traveling east.
The Federal 3rd Div., Army of the Tennessee commanded by Major Gen. Lew Wallace, was positioned by brigades along an east-west line to meet the Confederate attack expected from the north or northwest. The 3rd Brigade under Col. Charles Whittlesey, . . . — Map (db m63084) HM
Tennessee (McNairy County), Adamsville — 4C 13 — Approach to ShilohApr. 5, 1862
On East Main Street (U.S. 64) at Elm Street, on the right when traveling east on East Main Street.
The Federal 3rd Div., Army of the Tennessee commanded by Major Gen. Lew Wallace, was positioned by brigades along an east-west line to meet the Confederate attack expected from the north or northwest. The 3rd Brigade under Col. Charles Whittlesey, . . . — Map (db m63085) HM
Tennessee (McNairy County), Adamsville — Buford Pusser Memorial Park"In Memory of a Man Who Walked Tall" — Buford Hayes Pusser December 13, 1937 - August 21, 1974
On Walnut Street at Pusser Street, on the right when traveling north on Walnut Street.
Personal History Buford Hayes Pusser was born near Finger, Tennessee on December 12, 1937. His early education consisted of elementary schools in this area and graduation from Adamsville High School in 1956. About a year later, Buford . . . — Map (db m56824) HM
Tennessee (McNairy County), Bethel Springs — 4C 5 — The Hurst Nation
On Buena Vista Road at Main Street, on the right when traveling east on Buena Vista Road.
In this section lived numerous members of the Hurst family, who were staunch Unionists in a predominantly Confederate area. Its best known member was Col. Fielding Hurst, commanding the 6th Tenn. Cavalry, an irregular Union group which skirmished . . . — Map (db m84790) HM
Tennessee (McNairy County), Finger — 4C 24 — Mark Perrin LowreyDec. 30, 1828 - Feb. 27, 1885
On U.S. 45 at Tennessee Route 199, on the left when traveling south on U.S. 45.
Born 4.3 mi. east, he moved to Mississippi in 1845. Enlisted in 2nd Mississippi Volunteers for Mexican War. In 1861, initially commanding the 4th Mississippi Militia, he became colonel, 32nd Mississippi Infantry, CSA, in 1862 and a brigadier general . . . — Map (db m66519) HM
Tennessee (McNairy County), Guys — 4C 10 — Approach To ShilohApril 4, 1862
On U.S. 45 at milepost 0.2, 1 mile south of Old U.S. 45, on the right when traveling north.
Leaving the Confederate base at Corinth, Miss. in a march which had begun the previous afternoon, the two corps of the Army of the Mississippi, commanded by Maj. Gens. Hardee and Folk, marched north along this road to unite with other units of the . . . — Map (db m115229) HM
Tennessee (McNairy County), Michie — 4C 11 — Approach to ShilohApr. 4, 1862
On Tennessee Route 22 near Michie Pebble Hill Road (Tennessee Route 224), on the left when traveling south.
Bragg’s Corps, Confederate Army of the Mississippi, leaving its base at Corinth, Miss., the previous afternoon, passed north along this road to join other units for the attack on Federal camps at Shiloh, Apr. 6. Breckinridge’s Reserve Corps of three . . . — Map (db m21277) HM
Tennessee (McNairy County), Michie — 4C 19 — Battle of ShilohApr. 6-7, 1862
On State Highway 57 at State Highway 22, on the right when traveling east on State Highway 57.
4 mi. N.E., Albert Sidney Johnston's Army of the Mississippi (CS), marching north from Corinth, attacked and partly overran U.S. Grant's Army of the Tennessee (US), which was en route by river to destroy the (CS) base. Arrival of Buell's Army of the . . . — Map (db m82261) HM
Tennessee (McNairy County), Michie — 4C 21 — Withdrawal from ShilohApr. 8, 1862
On Tennessee Route 22, on the left when traveling south.
The rear guard of the Army of the Mississippi (CSA), under Maj. Gen. John C. Breckinridge, withdrew to Corinth. In this vicinity, about 300 sabres of its cavalry under Col. Nathan B. Forrest, effectively stopped two infantry brigades (USA), and the . . . — Map (db m21275) HM
Tennessee (McNairy County), New Lawton — 4C 26 — Buford Hayse Pusser
On U.S. 64 at Lawton Road, on the right when traveling west on U.S. 64.
On December 12, 1937, Buford Hayse Pusser was born in Finger, Tennessee. In 1962 he became Adamsville's chief of police. He was elected sheriff of McNairy County in 1964. Soon his courageous fight against crime exposed him to much danger and many . . . — Map (db m82262) HM
Tennessee (McNairy County), Purdy — Fielding Hurst and PurdyBehaving Badly
On Prudy-Beauty Hill Road.
Fifty yards north is the home (ca. 1856) of Union Col. Fielding Hurst, a slave owner but devout Unionist who raised the 6th Tennessee Cavalry during the Civil War. Hurst’s family controlled an area known during the war and long afterward as the . . . — Map (db m74875) HM
Tennessee (McNairy County), Selmer — 4C 12 — Approach to ShilohApr. 5, 1862
On U.S. 64.
Marching southeast from Bethel Springs via Purdy, Cheatham’s Div., Confederate Army of the Mississippi, passed here enroute to join the army for its attack at Shiloh. Location of this force had caused Grant, the Federal commander, to dispose Lew . . . — Map (db m63086) HM
Tennessee (McNairy County), Selmer — 4C 8 — Purdy
On U.S. 64 at Airport Road, on the right when traveling west on U.S. 64.
4 miles northwest. Established in 1823, it was first county seat of McNairy County; here was Purdy University from 1855 to 1861. Glover’s Trace ran through it from Middle Tennessee to the Mississippi Country. The county seat was moved in 1890. — Map (db m63087) HM
Tennessee (McNairy County), Selmer — 4C 40 — The Trail of TearsCherokee Removal — 1838
On Mississippi Valley Highway (U.S. 45) at Higginbottom Road, on the right when traveling south on Mississippi Valley Highway.
A group of approximately 660 Cherokees traveled through McNairy County in late fall of 1838. Also called Bell's Treaty Party, it was the only detachment to be accompanied by the military. Escorted by U.S. Army Lt. Edward Deas and Cherokee leader . . . — Map (db m19311) HM
Tennessee (McNairy County), Shiloh — Fallen TimbersBrief but Furious Close to Shiloh — Battle of Shiloh
On Harrison Road 0.5 miles west of Joe Dillon Road, on the right when traveling west.
(preface) After the February 1862 Union victories at Forts Henry and Donelson, Gen. Don Carlos Buell's army occupied Nashville while Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's army penetrated to Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. Buell and Grant . . . — Map (db m84783) HM

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