Dillard-Judd Camp 1828


The Dillard-Judd Camp is involved in many activities that help to educate our community about our southern heritage. We are especially proud of the General Nathan Bedford Forrest home and the construction of a confederate memorial that was placed in Cookeville Cemetary..

There has never been a monument erected in Putnam County to honor Confederate Veterans. This monument was erected on a lot owned by the Dillard-Judd Camp. On Saturday the 23rd of April, 2004 we dedicated this monument to honor all Confederate Veterans.

We are so thankful for the generous support of our compatriots and community. From the beginnings this project was conceived to be a project that would receive support from many descendants of our noble ancestors. Thanks for helping us make this a dream come true.

The inscription is from the Confederate Monument in Arlington Cemetery and reads as follows:

The citizen-soldiers who fought for the Confederate States of America personified the best qualities of America. The preservation of liberty and freedom was the motivating factor in the South’s decision to fight the Second American Revolution.

The tenacity with which Confederate soldiers fought underscored their belief in the rights guaranteed by the Constitution. These attributes are the underpinning of our democratic society and represent the foundation on which this great nation was built.

This view is from the side viewable from Scott Street, lower elevation.

The inscription reads as follows:

“Not for fame or reward, not for place or rank, not lure by ambition or goaded by necessity, but in simple obedience to duty as they understood it, these men suffered all, dared all, ~~ and died”

Rev. Randolph McKim

Restoring General Nathan Bedford Forrest's Boyhood Home

Photo Gallery

Forrest's Home Front New Spindles Getting the Porch Ready Cutting Holes
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Ready for the New Rails First Rails in Place Getting the Corner Ready Nearly Done A Job Well Done
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View 1 View 2 View 3 View 4 Let's go visit Forrest's House!


July 13th is General Nathan Bedford Forrest Day in Tennessee (See our Putnam County Proclaimation)

April 2003 is Confederate History & Heritage Month in Putnam County, Tennessee

April 2002 is Confederate History & Heritage Month in Putnam County, Tennessee

Dillard-Judd Camp Proclamation made on behalf of H. K. Edgerton on the 11th day of October 2002 AD

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