Unpacking History One Discovery at a Time
I was first intrigued by Jennie, when I saw her name on the notable persons list at Old Gray’s cemetery with the description “Helping nurse the wounded, CSA”. We don’t often know the stories of the women who lived through the Civil War and I was curious about what I could find out about her.
Jennie was one of 6 children born to Mary Hamilton and Nathan Gammon in Jonesboro, Tennessee. The family already had deep roots in the area; Nathan’s grandfather Richard Gammon signed the Tennessee State Constitution in 1796. Nathan moved his family to Knoxville in the 1850’s where he was a merchant transporting goods from the Tennessee River to the interior. When the railroad came to town, he served as the first freight agent. He later became Clerk for the District Court of the United States (Court of the Confederacy in 1861-1863). It is…
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