Murder in the StreetsJohn G. Bynum and his wife Nancy Bradley Phipps Bynum, owned this house during the Civil War. The value of his land and slaves in 1860 totaled $140,000, an enormous sum for the time. Bynum helped raise the county's first Confederate unit, the Hawkins County Boys. In December 1861, local Confederates killed Unionist William K. Byrd in the so-called "Byrd Raid", and Bynum was suspected of involvement. The Byrd Raid began almost four years of indiscriminate attacks between Confederates and Unionists in Hawkins County.
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|Placed By||Tennesse Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 12th, 2016 at 5:03pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 320320 N 4031136|
|Decimal Degrees||36.40861667, -83.00388333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 24.517', W 83° 0.233'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 24' 31.02" N, 83° 0' 13.98" W|
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|Area Code(s)||423, 615|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 104-198 Clay St, Rogersville TN 37857, US|
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