A Scoured CountrysideAt least fifteen Confederate companies were formed in Dyer County, including Capt. Otho F. Strahl's Co. K, 4th Tennessee Infantry, and Capt. Tyree H. Bell's Co. B, 12th Tennessee Infantry. Both men rose to the rank of brigadier general. Strahl was one of six Confederate generals to die at the Battle of Franklin in 1864. He is buried in Dyersburg's Old City Cemetery on East Court Street. Bell served under Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest and participated in the postwar Dyer County Aid Society to help former soldiers and their families.
|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||Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 6:11am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 285032 N 3990199|
|Decimal Degrees||36.03261667, -89.38591667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 1.957', W 89° 23.155'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 1' 57.42" N, 89° 23' 9.30" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 101-199 W Court St, Dyersburg TN 38024, US|
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