A Church DividedBethesda Presbyterian Church, completed 1835, is a powerful reminder of the effect of the Civil War on the Tennessee home front. As the war clouds gathered, conflicting sympathies divided the congregation, and the church closed its doors. After the Battle of Bean's Station on December 14, 1863, Confederate Gen. James Longstreet arrived here with 25,000 ill-clad soldiers who remained until late in February, 1864. Bethesda Church served as a hospital. Soldiers of both armies rest in the cemetery, including 80 unknown dead, most believed to be Confederate soldiers.
|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||Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 3:12am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 299837 N 4013653|
|Decimal Degrees||36.24706667, -83.22768333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 14.824', W 83° 13.661'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 14' 49.44" N, 83° 13' 39.66" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||423, 865|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 4782-4786 Bethesda Rd, Morristown TN 37814, US|
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