The U.S. Military RailroadThe railroad in front of you was part of a vital transportation network for the Federal army during the Civil War. W.H.Crutcher had purchased 533 acres and constructed a sixteen-by-sixteen foot log structure here in December 1860. After occupying the region in the spring of 1862, Union officers needed a reliable, efficient transportation link between the steamboats docked at Johnsonville on the Tennessee River and the major Union base at Nashville. They seized the Nashville and Northwestern Railroad that ran to Kingston Springs with plans to extend the tracks to Johnsonville. They completed it two years later as a Federal military railroad.
|Series||This marker is part of the Tennessee: Tennessee Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Tennessee Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 7:32am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 464991 N 3992381|
|Decimal Degrees||36.07540000, -87.38880000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 4.524', W 87° 23.328'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 4' 31.44" N, 87° 23' 19.68" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||615, 931|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 106 Frank Clement Pl, Dickson TN 37055, US|
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