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80 Years Ago

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Camp Zollicoffer takes name from American soldier
Camp Zollicoffer takes its name from the American soldier and politician, Brigadier-General Felix Kirk Zollicoffer, born 1812, in Maury County, Tennessee; died in battle at Mill Springs, Kentucky, January 9, 1862.

After receiving an ordinary education, he learned the printer's trade and for a time published a paper at Paris, Tennessee. He served in the Seminole War and returned in 1837, and resumed his editor's work. In 1841, he became Associate Editor of the Nashville Banner, the then leading Whig paper of the State. From 1844 to 1849, he was State Comptroller of Tennessee, but resigned and served in the State Senate.

From 1853-1859 he was a member of the National House of Representatives. He attended the Peace Conference in Washington in 1861, but when hostilities became inevitable, accepted the appointment as Major General of the State Troops, May 9, 1861.

He became Brigadier General in the Confederate Army and on July 9, was assigned to the command in East Tennessee. He adopted a concillatory policy on account of strong Union sentiment prevailing in this section.

He wintered his army of over 1,000 men at what is now known as "Camp Zollicoffer" during which time, the soldiers went through a most intensive training; he left camp and moved his army to Kentucky and at Mill Springs, Ky., on January 9, 1862, while reconnoitring, he came upon the Union lines and was killed by a volley from the Fourth Kentucky Regiment.

The Andrew Jackson Hotel, at Nashville, Tennessee, a Dinkler Hotel , is located on the grounds were General Zollicoffer's home was located, a most commodious hotel of 450 rooms. "Dispensers of True Southern Hospitality" in keeping with the "old time true Southern sentiment".

Recently, within the past twelve months, the local citizens sponsored what is now "Zollicoffer Park" or Zollicoffer Camp, which is better described when we say: "The playgrounds of Livingston, Overton County, and surrounding counties", it being the only recreational grounds that are near Livingston and surrounding territory.

This park includes about 35 acres, a fine lake, an average depth of ten feet, and is located on the Alvin C. York Highway between Livingston, Hilham, and Gainesboro, about two miles West of Livingston, formerly an old trail, road, or turnpike, surveyed by Dr. Moses Fiske, a native of Massachusetts, a learned man, a graduate of Harvard University, a classmate of Levi Hodge and John Quincy Adams, and a lawyer, he did a large amount of local surveying in this section of the country. In 1803, he entered a large body of land in the Overton portion of Jackson County, including the present site of Hilham.

 

 

 

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