1861

“So strange the ways of Providence, that Tennessee composes both armies, and also of ____ for two brothers are generals, one North, and the other South.” – Franklin itinerant Baptist minister Jesse Cox (1793-1879).  Cox was born in Sullivan County, TN. TSLA archives.

1862

March 14-16th Union forces carry out operations against the Memphis and Charleston Railroad; during the same period, Pittsburg Landing is occupied.

1864

Nathan Bedford Forrest returns to raid West Tennessee and Western Kentucky in order to round up deserters, recruit new soldiers, and confiscate horses and equipment.

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