Gillem StationIn 1864, just to your left, the Federal army established Camp Gillem to protect the locomotive yard here at Gillem Station. Both were named for Gen. Alvan C. Gillem, commander of the troops guarding and constructing the Nashville and Northwestern Railroad. Gillem (1830-1875) was born in Gainesboro in Jackson County and graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1851. He fought against the Seminole Indians and did garrison duty on the Texas frontier. After serving with distinction early in the war, he became colonel of the 10th Tennessee Volunteer Infantry (US) in May 1862. Promoted to brigadier general in August 1863, Gillem then supervised the troops protecting the new military railroad.
|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||Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 6:22pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 453584 N 3994331|
|Decimal Degrees||36.09250000, -87.51560000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 5.55', W 87° 30.936'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 5' 33.00" N, 87° 30' 56.16" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||615, 931|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 106 Ferbee Rd, Dickson TN 37055, US|
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