Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Tennessee Maneuvers World War II

Marker ID: THC 3B 51
Location: at the intersection of US 31W and TN 52, Portland, TN
County: Sumner
Coordinates: N 36° 35.397    W 086° 35.546
  36.58995    -86.59243333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WME55M


Located .8 mile east is the site of the 35th Evacuation Hospital which cared for injured soldiers during the Second Army maneuvers from 1942 to 1944. Rear echelon units, known as "Red Forces/" defending the Cumberland River, bivouacked in the fields and woods around Portland. On December 17, 1943, a Christmas party for area troops was given by the people of upper Sumner Country at a USO facility in the Portland City Hall building.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.