This Confederate induction camp was erected in April and May 1861and named in honor of Benjamin F. Cheatham, a Confederate general. The camp did not last a year as Confederates abandoned it after the fall of Fort Donelson in February 1862. Federal troops later dismantled the post and used its materials for their own garrison in Springfield.
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