Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Tennessee, Society of the Army of the

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Collier's New Encyclopedia
Tennessee, Society of the Army of the
Edition of 1921; disclaimer.

TENNESSEE, SOCIETY OF THE ARMY OF THE, the second society composed of soldiers organized during the Civil War. The preliminary meeting for the formation of the society was held in the Senate Chamber at the State capitol, Raleigh, N. C., April 14, 1865. Membership in the society was restricted to officers who had served with the Old Army of the Tennessee. The society erected in Washington, at a cost of $50,000, a handsome bronze statue of Maj.-Gen. John A. Rawlins, and has also placed an appropriate memorial, costing $23,000, over the grave of Maj.-Gen. James B. McPherson, at Clyde, O., an equestrian statue of General McPherson in Washington, and a monument in memory of Gen. John A. Logan in Washington.