In preparation for the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War, the Trails program has installed more than 1,000 interpretive markers at Civil War sites in Virginia, Maryland, Tennessee, West Virginia and North Carolina. The Greenback Historical Society has worked with other organizations in Loudon County, TN, to establish two markers in the Greenback area. Other markers have been placed in Lenoir City, Loudon and Philadelphia. The signs are funded by the National Civil War Trails Organization, the Tennessee Department of Tourism and Development and Loudon County.
The first of the two markers near Greenback is situated in the old Morganton Cemetery near the location of the former town of Morganton and commemorates the crossing of Sherman’s army there in November, 1863.
The second marker is located at the National Campground site about five miles north of Greenback. It recognizes the efforts by citizens and churches in healing the deep divisions between Union and Confederate supporters in the community immediately following the war.
The trails organization has mapped out driving tours following major Civil War campaigns, and a series of regional brochures is available. More information can be found at http://www.civilwartraveler.com/WEST/TN/E-Other.html.
The Loudon County Visitors Bureau also has information on the location of other markers in the county. They can be contacted at http://visitloudoncounty.com/.
The marker located at the National Campground about 5 miles north of Greenback off Highway 95.
The marker commemorating Sherman's crossing at Morganton, TN.
It is located in Morganton Cemetery off the East Coast Tellico Parkway about 4 miles west of Greenback.