Conflict on the Home FrontEarly in 1861, when the state first voted on secession, Warren County residents, like many Tennesseans, opposed it. When balloting next occurred in June 1861, however, sentiment overwhelmingly favored secession, and county residents voted nearly 100 to 1 to leave the Union. Young men flocked to Confederate enlisting offices, quickly forming the 16th Tennessee Infantry under John Houston Savage. Benjamin J. Hill organized the 5th Tennessee Infantry, later renumbered the 35th; it trained just south of town at nearby Camp Smartt.
|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 7:30pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 611016 N 3949338|
|Decimal Degrees||35.68170000, -85.77316667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 40.902', W 85° 46.39'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 40' 54.12" N, 85° 46' 23.40" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 113 W Court Square, McMinnville TN 37110, US|
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