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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM14WK_tobacco-farm-old-trace_Hampshire-TN.html
Tobacco Farm- You see here a typical early 1900's tobacco farm. A 10-minute loop walk takes you through the field and to the barn where you see tobacco hanging to dry. Old Trace- From here you may drive north on a narrow 2 -mile section of the …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMJ9W_james-knox-polk_Columbia-TN.html
The parents of the eleventh President of the United States occupied this property in 1816, at which time young Polk was 21. From that time, except for periods of absence due to holding public office, or his extensive law practice, this was his hom…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMJ5H_sam-davis_Columbia-TN.html
In a cabin here the escort with the body of the "Boy Hero of the Confederacy" stayed overnight while returning to his home in Smyrna, Tenn., for burial. A member of Coleman's Scouts, Army of Tennessee, he had been executed by the Federal commander…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMJ3H_delaying-forrest_Columbia-TN.html
(Preface): In September 1864, after Union Gen. William T. Sherman defeated Confederate Gen. John Bell Hood at Atlanta, Hood led the Army of Tennessee northwest against Sherman's supply lines. Rather than contest Sherman's "March to the Sea," Hood …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMJ30_hood-and-schofield_Columbia-TN.html
Arriving at Columbia ahead of the Confederates, Schofield entrenched around the town. Hood, arriving Nov. 26, demonstrated against his position, with Lee's corps and most of his artillery, while the rest of the Army of Tennessee crossed Duck River…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMJ2Q_rattle-and-snap-plantation_Mt-Pleasant-TN.html
Designated a National Historic Landmark by the U.S. Department of Interior in 1971. Rattle and Snap was built between 1842 and 1845 by George W. Polk and his wife. Sallie Hilliard. Restored to its original character and furnished with period antiq…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMJ2P_forrest-and-capron_Columbia-TN.html
Forrest's cavalry, screening the advance of Stewart's Corps on Columbia met Capron's Cavalry Brigade in this locality and chased it back to Columbia, where the presence of Stanley's XXIII Corps behind entrenchments gave them protection and prevent…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMJ2I_st-johns_Columbia-TN.html
Consecrated Sept. 4, 1842, by James Hervey Otey, first Episcopal Bishop of Tennessee, this church was built by Leonidas Polk, then Missionary Bishop of Southwest and his three brothers, George, Lucius, and Rufus, who divided a grant received from …
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