Duval-Groves House and camp Trousdale

Address: 5901 U.S. Hwy. 31 W. Portland, TN 37066 Phone: (888) 301-7866
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During the Civil War, Louisville and Nashville Turnpike was a major thoroughfare for Federal and Confederate troops.  Camp Trousdale, a training camp for Confederate troops, was located along the turnpike just north of the Duval-Groves House, which was built in the 1850s. A 1909 account of the Trousdale campsite in the Confederate Veteran noted that a “fine brick house that was near the junction of the turnpike and …(Summers) branch along which the soldiers went to camp hardly seems a day older.” The site is not open to the public.  


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