President Andrew Johnson Museum & LibraryDuring the 1861 secession debates, Greene County was mostly Unionist, but Tusculum College students were divided. Before the June secession vote, then-U.S. Sen. Johnson spoke in Greeneville in support of the Union. Afterward, secessionist students burned Johnson in effigy and raised a Confederate flag over Old College. Confronted by a professor loyal to the Union, a student helped lower the flag, for which his classmates called him "Benedict Arnold." The administration suspended classes, and students went home.
|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, October 2nd, 2014 at 5:24pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 341464 N 4004676|
|Decimal Degrees||36.17390000, -82.76280000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 10.434', W 82° 45.768'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 10' 26.04" N, 82° 45' 46.08" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 55-233 Gilland St, Tusculum TN 37745, US|
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