Big Hill Pond Fortification

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Big Hill Pond Fortification
Nearest city Pocahontas, Tennessee
Area 12 acres (4.9 ha)
Built 1862 (1862)
MPS Archeological Resources of the American Civil War in Tennessee MPS
NRHP Reference # 98001182[1]
Added to NRHP September 29, 1998

The Big Hill Pond Fortification is a Civil War earthwork in Big Hill Pond State Park, which is located in McNairy County, Tennessee.

The earthwork was built atop a ridge by the Union Army in late 1862, after the Battle of Davis Bridge. It was built to guard the nearby Memphis and Charleston Railroad line.[2][3] It is considered an archaeological site and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ West, Caroll Van. "Big Hill Pond State Park". Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture. 
  3. ^ Hardesty, Donald L.; Little, Barbara (2000). Assessing Site Significance: A Guide for Archaeologists and Historians. Altamira Press. p. 188.