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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21U7_tennessee-amvets-veterans-memorial-a-war-memorial_Ardmore-TN.html
Tennessee AMVETS dedicates this memorial to all veterans living or deceased who have honorably served their country that freedom may reign April 4, 1998 Governor Don Sundquist
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21PJ_this-chimney-swift-tower_Memphis-TN.html
This chimney swift tower celebrates the work of Ben and Lula Coffey who directed members of the Tennessee Ornithological Society, Boy Scouts, and others in banding 113,000 swifts from 1932 to 1959. Rediscovery of six of the bands in Peru helped to…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21N2_civil-war-in-tennessee_Ardmore-TN.html
Middle Tennessee experienced small-scale battles and engagements throughout the war, Many occurred along present-day I-65. At Elkton (Exit 6), Federal forces controlled the Elk River Bridge and protected the Prospect Railroad Bridge with a fo…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21MX_beale-street-2_Memphis-TN.html
First there was a slope of woodland that met the Mississippi River. Chickasaw Indians hunted there until the early 19th century. Then there was Beale Street. It began as the main road of South Memphis and by 1850, when that separate town was conso…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21MR_battle-of-kingsport_Kingsport-TN.html
On December 13, 1864 approx. 300 Confederate cavalrymen from 2nd Ky. Cav. under Col. R. Morgan delayed the advancing 5,500 Union cavalry under Gen. Stoneman enroute to Saltville, Va.. This monument is dedicated to those brave Confederate…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21MQ_the-great-indian-war-path_Kingsport-TN.html
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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21MP_battle-of-kingsport_Kingsport-TN.html
[Inset] On December 10, 1864, Union Gen. George Stoneman led 5,700 horse artillerists and cavalrymen east from Knoxville, Tennessee, to destroy iron-, lead-, and saltworks in Virginia that were essential to the Confederate war effort. After acti…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21MO_suffering-and-survival_Kingsport-TN.html
Union and Confederate forces in Sullivan County battled to control the East Tennessee & Virginia Railroad and the Holston River, strategically vital transportation routes for moving soldiers and supplies. The county supported secession while …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21LB_avery-treaty_Kingsport-TN.html
This treaty was consummated here on July 20, 1777, following Col. Christian's subjugation of the Cherokee, who ceded to the whites a broad domain for settlement. The North Carolina and Virginia Commissioners, led by Wraightstill Avery, and the Ind…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21LA_donelson-flotilla_Kingsport-TN.html
Early in 1779 Col. John Donelson's group arrived here and built 30 flatboats for 300 people to make the 1000-mile journey to settle Middle Tennessee. They embarked on their boating adventure on December 22, 1779. With an hour they wrecked at the m…
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