Col. Samuel H. Caldwell Permanent Exhibit

October 1, 2012 - October 1, 2013
Event By: Paris Henry County Heritage Center Address: Poplar Street Paris, TN 38242 Email: hersmk@charter.net Phone: (731) 642-1030
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Dr. S.H. Caldwell was a regimental Confederate surgeon during the Civil War. He was born December 10, 1836 northwest of Paris, TN. He graduated from medical school in 1858 and started practice in Paris. He entered the war as a surgeon in 1861 and was captured in 1862. He was released shortly afterwards. He joined with General Forrest's cavalry and stayed until the end of the war. He continued his medical practice in Paris until 1874 and died in 1917. Displayed is the uniform worn by Col. S.H. Caldwell when he rode with General Nathan Bedford Forrest during the Civil War. Also displayed are the revolver, hat, ammo belt, and pouch belonging to Captain John W. Travis. Captain Travis led a company of men from Paris, Waverly, and Clarksville in battle during the Spanish-American War of 1898.

City: Paris, TN
Region: West Tennessee
Subregion: Northwest