War Comes to TennesseeThe first military action of the Civil War in Tennessee occurred on September 29, 1861 at Travisville. The blood spilled in this brief engagement brought the reality of the conflict home to the people of the Cumberland Mountains. Confederate Gen. Felix K. Zollicoffer had acted forcefully to establish control over the border region of Tennessee and Kentucky. When bands of mounted men took Federal forage and military supplies, Union Col. William A. Hoskins marched his 12th Kentucky Infantry to Albany, Kentucky. The regiment joined with the loyal Home Guards in several counties to protect Unionist families from these raids.
|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||Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 10:32am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 679176 N 4050311|
|Decimal Degrees||36.58146667, -84.99728333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 34.888', W 84° 59.837'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 34' 53.28" N, 84° 59' 50.22" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 199 Travisville Cemetary Rd, Pall Mall TN 38577, US|
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