This mansion, built between 1815 and 1821, hosted many notables: Marquis de Lafayette, Henry Clay, and Presidents Jackson and Polk. During the war it served as headquarters for both Union and Confederate officers while they were in Greeneville. It was in this house that Gen. John Hunt Morgan, the "Rebel Raider," spent his last night before he was killed in the garden on September 4, 1864. The room where General Morgan slept contains the original furniture that was there when he occupied the room.
Knoxville, Tennessee | Here you can visit a museum, uncover your family's roots, learn about historic sites, make use of research facilities, and utilize other historical and genealogical resources in this thirty-five-county region.
New Johnsonville, Tennessee | On November 4, 1864, at Johnsonville, Tenn., Lt. Gen. Nathan B. Forrest's cavalry took up artillery positions on the west bank of the Tennessee River and destroyed the Federal depot at Johnsonville.
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