Unionists Pay the Ultimate PriceWhen Tennessee left the Union in June 1861, Greene County was a hotbed of divided loyalties. Several Unionists, who crafted multi-colored earthenware pottery which is still highly valued, were among the occupants of the nearby community named "Pottertown." That autumn, celebrated antebellum potter Christopher Alexander Haun conspired with other residents to cripple the Confederate-controlled rail system by burning railroad bridges. The Rev. William BlountCarter, a local minister and Unionist, devised the plan. President Abraham Lincoln approved and promised Federal forces would protect the bridge burners' families.
|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||Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 2:55pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 318953 N 4008072|
|Decimal Degrees||36.20055000, -83.01376667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 12.033', W 83° 0.826'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 12' 1.98" N, 83° 0' 49.56" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1306-1510 Potter Town Rd, Midway TN 37809, US|
|Alternative Maps||Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap|
Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.