Duval-Groves House and camp Trousdale | Tennessee Vacation

Duval-Groves House and camp Trousdale

5901 U.S. Hwy. 31 W.
Portland, TN 37066

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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