Promise Land Civil War HeroesThe Emancipation Proclamation, issued January 1, 1863, authorized the recruiting of African Americans as United States soldiers. It inspired men, like brothers John and Arch Nesbitt, to join the U.S. Colored Troops and fight for their freedom. John Nesbitt enlisted on October 5, 1863, as a private in Co. H, 4th U.S. Colored Heavy Artillery Regiment. He served in Kentucky, Tennessee, and finally Arkansas, where he was discharged on February 25, 1866. Arch Nesbitt enlisted on August 24, 1864, in Co. G, 12th U.S. Colored Infantry, and in December fought in the Battle of Nashville. The regiment then guarded the Nashville and Northwestern Railroad, which passed through the southern end of Dickson County and crossed the Tennessee River at Johnsonville. Nesbitt was honorably discharged on January 16, 1866.
|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||Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 1:07am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 470208 N 4007321|
|Decimal Degrees||36.21026667, -87.33143333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 12.616', W 87° 19.886'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 12' 36.96" N, 87° 19' 53.16" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 795 Promise Land Rd, Charlotte TN 37036, US|
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