Divided Loyalties"Brother against brother" sums up the divided loyalties families faced in White County during the Civil War. In 1862, Confederate Gen. Braxton Bragg's troops marched through the Sparta town square en route north to invade Kentucky. Later, an estimated 600 Confederated guerrillas operated in the area, and Sparta served periodically as a Federal base under Union Col. William B. Stokes, 5th Tennessee Cavalry. In February 1864, Stokes wrote that "It will take some time and continued scouting to break up these bands, but you may be assured no time will be lost and no effort spared to rid the country of them."
|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 19th, 2014 at 3:25am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 638531 N 3976750|
|Decimal Degrees||35.92528333, -85.46445000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 55.517', W 85° 27.867'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 55' 31.02" N, 85° 27' 52.02" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 5 W Maple St, Sparta TN 38583, US|
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