War in the MountainsThe Civil War in Campbell County was often personal. Few residents owned slaves, and a large majority - 1,094 to 60 - voted against secession in June 1861. Local men formed what became Co. A and Co. B, 1st Tennessee Infantry (US), at the courthouse in Jacksboro on August 1-2, 1861. Despite the strong Unionist sentiment, Confederate forces occupied the rugged mountain region later that year to secure several strategic gaps and to block any large Federal advance from Kentucky.
|Placed By||Tennessee Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, July 12th, 2018 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 755721 N 4052601|
|Decimal Degrees||36.58465000, -84.14176667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 35.079', W 84° 8.506'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 35' 4.74" N, 84° 8' 30.36" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||865, 423|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 100 Indian Mt State Park Cir, Jellico TN 37762, US|
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