Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Dewitt Smith Jobe

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Location: on South Lowry Street (U.S. 41), Smyrna, TN
County: Rutherford
Coordinates: N 35° 58.72    W 086° 30.92
  35.97866666    -86.51533333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


Compatriot of Sam Davis and cousin of Gen. Thomas Benton Smith, he was a member of Co. D, 20th Tenn. Regt., CSA, and later was transferred to Coleman's Scouts. On August 30, 1864, he was captured by a Federal patrol near Nolensville and tortured to death for his refusal to divulge information. His home stands 7.8 miles S.W. at Rocky Fork. He is buried in a family cemetery on a hill behind the house.

Erected by Confederate Historical Society of Nashville.