Fighting for TennesseeDuring the Civil War, Confederate Capt. John H. Earthman (a descendant of one of the earliest Whites Creek settlers) raised a company of soldiers. Accepted into service at Whites Creek on April 25, 1861, the company mustered in at Nashville on May 6 as Co. G, 2nd Tennessee Infantry. Under the command of Col. William B. Bate, the regiment fought in several battles in the Eastern Theater including the First Battle of Manassas on July 21-22, 1861. By February 1862, the unit had returned to Tennessee and was attached to Gen Leonidas Polk's command. After the Battles of Shiloh and Perryville, the regiment participated in the Battles of Stones River, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Franklin and Nashville. It surrendered in North Carolina after the Battle of Bentonville in March 1865.
|Placed By||The Whites Creek Historical Society in partnership with Fontanel|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, December 31st, 2017 at 7:01pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 515328 N 4012428|
|Decimal Degrees||36.25665000, -86.82936667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 15.399', W 86° 49.762'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 15' 23.94" N, 86° 49' 45.72" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 4105 TN-65, Nashville TN 37189, US|
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