Divided by ConflictDivided loyalties in Tennessee produced a bitter and violent Civil War experience in Cumberland County, the only county that did not report a vote either for or against secession. Confederate supporters joined Co. B, Lt. Col. Oliver P. Hamilton's Tennessee Cavalry Battalion, and Cos. A and B, 28th Tennessee Infantry, among others. Unionist Robert C. Swan formed Co. D, 2nd Tennessee Infantry (USA). Polly Hand and Richard "Red Fox" Flynn conducted Unionists to Federal units in Kentucky via the Underground Railroad network. County founder, state legislator, and Confederate Eldridge Myatt, captured at the Battle of Lookout Mountain, died in the Federal prison at Rock Island, Illinois. Unionists John E. Brewer and John R. Swan died in the Confederate prison at Andersonville, Georgia.
|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||Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 6:11pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 678017 N 3979944|
|Decimal Degrees||35.94766667, -85.02625000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 56.86', W 85° 1.575'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 56' 51.60" N, 85° 1' 34.50" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 34 S Main St, Crossville TN 38555, US|
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