Constructing a Military DepotAs the Union military occupation spread over Middle Tennessee, Federal commanders needed a supply depot on the Tennessee River. By 1863, they agree that such a depot, navigable year around, would provide Union armies in the west with a stream of vital supplies. To connect it with Nashville, Gen. William Rosecrans ordered in October 1863 that the Nashville and Northwestern Railroad, which ended at Kingston Springs, be extended to the Tennessee River. The 1st Michigan Engineer Regiment designed the line and 5,000 conscripted African Americans laborers from surrounding counties built it.
|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 23rd, 2014 at 12:14pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 413597 N 3991049|
|Decimal Degrees||36.06018333, -87.95938333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 3.611', W 87° 57.563'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 3' 36.66" N, 87° 57' 33.78" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1065 Old Johnsonville Rd, New Johnsonville TN 37134, US|
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