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Ran across this resource, over at Hathi Trust, while searching for information IRT Mickeys (Michie House). For those who do not know, McNairy Co. is the next county west from Hardin Co., and contains the Shiloh-era centres of Monterey, Pea Ridge, Purdy, Bethel Springs, Adamsville, Selmer...  A lot of family information included... worth a look, if you have family ties to the area.

 

Reminiscences of the Early Settlement and Early Settlers of McNairy County, Tennessee by General Marcus J. Wright CSA, Washington, D.C.: Commercial Publishing Co., 1882.  Available [free] at link below:

 

http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=yale.39002064472336;view=1up;seq=7

 

 

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For everyone else who might be curious about what's in McNairy County, this professionally-produced video, available on YouTube, provides a description of the major centers, as well as show-casing the countryside west and southwest of Shiloh Battlefield. (The site of the Battle of Fallen Timbers is in McNairy County.)

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0omQ0bX0RIg   (Come to McNairy County)

 

 

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Kevin

 

Thanks for bringing 'the new and improved version' to our attention.

 

Just curious... in your research of McNairy County, did you happen upon any drawings, CDV, or photographs of the Mickey House (a CSA rendezvous point mentioned in numerous Shiloh battle reports, and once located near the intersection of Monterey-Savannah Road, with present-day Chambers Store Road)?  One of our members would be most appreciative of seeing what the house owned by David Michie looked like.

 

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Kevin

 

Neither have I... but thanks for looking.

 

[i still find it astonishing that a 'landmark location,' referred to as Mickey's White House by multiple Confederates, and the Union's own John A. McClernand (whose troops encamped nearby after the Battle of Shiloh) would fail to entice a single would-be illustrator...]

 

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Just a couple more references to add to this McNairy County site:

http://www.mcnairytnhistory.com/images/-_looking_back_ii.pdf  "Looking Back at McNairy County" by Nancy Wardlaw Kennedy (2004) especially Page 3 (Table of Contents), Page 24 (Stantonville History) and Page 43 (Isham Forsythe connections). Names of interest, due to proximity to Hardin County and Pittsburg Landing include Duncan, Bell, Crump, Harrison, Adams, Chambers, Wright and Michie (Mickey). Locations mentioned include various ridges, church cemeteries and roads. Investigating one of the Church cemeteries led to discovery of:

https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/10240/memorial-search?firstName=&lastName=Michie&page=1#sr-54445076 Carter Cemetery (with Michie family burials). This cemetery is just east of Michie Tennessee, and about three miles south of Pebble Hill Cemetery (Pebble Hill Cemetery was adjacent to, or in close proximity to site of "Mickey's White House.") Because Carter Cemetery pre-dates the Civil War, there are likely burials of interest to SDG members.)

 

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