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Lincolns call for troops to invade the
south prompted Gov. Isham G. Harris
to send Tennessee militia here to
defend the Mississippi valley.
During the next two years, 6,000
camped on these bluffs,
drilling and marchin…
Randolph was settled in the early 1800's and became a large river port. Rev. Samuel R. Davidson was appointed the first pastor by the Tennessee Conference in 1834. A congregation formed and built a church. During the Civil War the town was burned.…
Randolph was Memphis' early rival for commercial supremacy and was the state's biggest western shipping point in 1830. Gen. Nathan B. Forrest trained here. The powder magazine at Fort Wright remains as testimony to Randolph's participation in the …
The village of Randolph played a significant early role in the Confederate defense of the Mississippi River. Here in April 1861, the state built training camps for the Provisional Army of Tennessee that Gov. Isham G. Harris had established. As par…
Beginning in 1875, as a gathering of the 7th Tennessee Cavalry, C.S.A., this annual social, historical, and political event soon evolved into a meeting of all West Tennessee's veterans and their families. In 1883, since the town supported prohibit…
To the Confederate soldiers of Tipton County, whose courage in war, and virtues in peace, have illustrated the highest type of American manhood.
"Nor braver bled for a brighter land,nor brighter land had a cause so grand."
"The end of an evil year in the history of America—what another year will bring forth remained to be seen—perhaps and most likely the bloodiest war ever known in America, God forbid!" — Tipton County Court Clerk John T. Douglas, …
A lifelong resident of Tipton County, Charles Bryson Simonton (1838-1911) was educated at Erskine College and, while serving as Captain, 9th Tennessee Infantry, C.S.A was wounded at the Battle of Perryville, Ky. He was an educator, lawyer, state l…
Thomas Goode was born on February 13 1760 in Mecklenburg County, Virginia. A descendant of John Goode, a colonist who settled in Virginia in 1660. Thomas served in the Continental Army (1776-1778) with Gen. George Washington and participated in th…
Jacob Tipton b. Nov. 5, 1790 in Washington County, N.C., d. Sept. 17, 1837 near Covington, Tn. Married in 1818 to Lorina Taylor (1800-1874). Served in the War of 1812 as an Ensign, 2nd and 1st Lt. in the 1st Regt. Rifle Corps. Once the Register in…