Civil War Trail – Historial markers link sites
Posted: Monday, June 15, 2009 9:12 pm
NASHVILLE (AP) — Historical markers have been installed at The Hermitage and at a Confederate soldiers’ home linking them to the Civil War Trail.
The Tennessean reports the markers were installed last week at the home of President Andrew Jackson and the Confederate Soldiers’ Home and Cemetery.
The purpose of the trails program is to raise awareness of the roles that states played in the Civil War and to create driving tours of battle sites. Other states participating include Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland and West Virginia.
No Civil War battles were fought at The Hermitage, but 475 acres of the farm were donated to establish the Tennessee Confederate Soldiers’ Home, which housed more than 700 veterans until it closed in 1933. Almost 500 of the veterans are buried in the cemetery near the Hermitage church.
Published in The Messenger 6.15.09