Inscription. After marching 24 miles in four inches of snow and crossing the icy Cumberland River, Colonel John Hunt Morgan and 1,300 men attacked the Federal 39th Brigade under the command of Colonel Absalom B. Moore. Although greatly outnumbered, Morgan succeeded in capturing approximately 1,800 prisoners and recrossing the Cumberland before federal reinforcements arrived from Castalian Springs. federal losses were 2,096 while Confederate losses totaled 139.
By R. E. Smith, November 14, 2008
|1. The Battle of Hartsville Marker|
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3B 57.)
Location. 36° 22.801′ N, 86° 10.427′ W. Marker is in Hartsville, Tennessee, in Trousdale County. Marker is on River Street (Tennessee Route 141), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hartsville TN 37074, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, as the crow flies. James Chamberlain Jones (approx. 11.6 miles away); Macon County in the Civil War (approx. 12.7 miles away); Macon County (approx. 12.7 miles away); Neddy Jacobs Cabin (approx. 13.6 miles away); Battle of Lebanon (approx. 13.6 miles away); Wilson County Courthouses (approx. 13.6 miles away); James E. Ward (approx. 13.7 miles away); Cedar Grove Cemetery (approx. 14.7 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Hartsville. Civil War Album entry with more photos of the battlefield sites. (Submitted on November 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Battle of Hartsville. Wikipedia entry about the battle. (Submitted on November 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page originally submitted on November 21, 2008, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,277 times since then. Photo 1. submitted on November 21, 2008, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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