Caught in the CrossﬁreLebanon, because of its proximity to the Cumberland River and its position as a turnpike crossroads, was soon caught in the crossfire of the Civil War. Federal troops first appeared early in 1862. An engagement on the Lebanon Square in May between Union General Ebenezer Dumont's command and Confederate Gen. John Hunt Morgan's cavalry resulted in a Union victory. However, the town escaped the worst of the war. Union Gen. Alvin C. Gillem reported in August 1864: "Wilson County shows but slight signs of the war... In Lebanon everything indicates peace. The houses have never been disturbed"
|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||Thursday, September 7th, 2017 at 10:03am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 565280 N 4006252|
|Decimal Degrees||36.19888333, -86.27386667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 11.933', W 86° 16.432'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 11' 55.98" N, 86° 16' 25.92" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near James E Ward Center Road, Lebanon TN 37087, US|
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