Morristown in the Civil WarIn 1861, Morristown was a small railroad town strategically located where the East Tennessee & Virgina Railroad crossed the road to the Cumberland Gap. Although much of East Tennessee was Unionist, Morristown's residents held secessionist sympathies. Confederate Capt. Stephen M. Cocke used a marching band playing patriotic tunes to recruit his unit, encouraging men on the streets to fall in line. By the time the band reached the end of Main Street, Cocke had stirred enough hearts to raise his company.
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|Placed By||Tennesse Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, March 13th, 2017 at 9:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 293396 N 4009935|
|Decimal Degrees||36.21221667, -83.29833333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 12.733', W 83° 17.9'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 12' 43.98" N, 83° 17' 54" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||423, 865|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 201-299 N Jackson St, Morristown TN 37814, US|
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