Fort Smith

Fort Smith (HM1AR1)

Location: Portland, TN 37148 Sumner County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 36.952', W 86° 32.893'

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One and one-quarter miles northeast at Mitchellville Station on the L&N Railroad stood Fort Smith. There a railhead began as a Union supply depot for General Rosecran's army at Nashville. With South Tunnel destroyed by General Morgan's Confederate raiders, supplies were transported over land by escorted wagon trains. When the railroad reopened on November 26, 1862, Fort Smith, under the command of Colonel George P. Smith, Commander of 129th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment, served as a garrison for Union soldiers guarding the railroad from Confederate guerrilla activity.
HM NumberHM1AR1
Marker Number3B 74
Placed ByTennessee Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 1:39pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 540399 N 4052355
Decimal Degrees36.61586667, -86.54821667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 36.952', W 86° 32.893'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 36' 57.12" N, 86° 32' 53.58" W
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Area Code(s)615
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 957-967 Ronnie Mc Dowell Pkwy, Portland TN 37148, US
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