Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Dewitt Smith Jobe

Marker ID: THC 3D 43
Location: U.S. 31A, Williamson County, between Triune and Nolensville
County: Williamson
Coordinates: N 35° 54.253    W 086° 39.917
  35.90421666    -86.66528333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMTATV


A member of Coleman's Scouts, CSA, he was captured in a cornfield about 1 1/2 mile w., Aug. 29, 1864, by a patrol from the 115th Ohio Cav. Swallowing his dispatches, he was mutilated and tortured to make him reveal their contents. Refusing, he was dragged to death behind a galloping horse. He is buried in the family cemetery 6 miles NE.