Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Camp Blount



Marker ID: THC 3G 11
Location: on Huntsville Highway (U.S. 231/431) 0.1 miles south of Wilson Parkway/Thornton Taylor Parkway (Bypass U.S. 64), Fayetteville, TN
County: Lincoln
Coordinates: N 35° 8.483    W 086° 34.1
  35.14138333    -86.56833333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



Text:

Here in October, 1813, Maj. Gen. Andrew Jackson mobilized from the Tennessee militia a mounted brigade, an artillery company and an infantry division, about 3500 men, for punitive operations in Mississippi territory, now Alabama. Brig. Gen. John Coffee commanded the mounted troops; Brig. Gens. Hall and Roberts the infantry brigades.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.