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Near Pocahontas in Hardeman County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Battle of Davis Bridge

October 5, 1862

 
 
Battle of Davis Bridge Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
1. Battle of Davis Bridge Marker
Inscription. Here a force of three brigades under Major General E.O.C. Ord, USA, enroute from Bolivar to Corinth, seized high ground to the east and turned aside the Confederate Army of W. Tennessee, retiring to Holly Springs after its abortive attack on Corinth. Overall Federal casualties were 570. The Confederates crossed the Hatchie at Crum's Mill, 6 miles south.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4C 22.)
 
Location. 35° 2.865′ N, 88° 48.557′ W. Marker is near Pocahontas, Tennessee, in Hardeman County. Marker is on State Highway 57, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pocahontas TN 38061, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 18 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Engagement at Davis Bridge (approx. 1.5 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Davis Bridge (approx. 1.5 miles away); Hell on the Hatchie (approx. 1.6 miles away); Battle Of Chewalla (approx. 9.5 miles away); The Trail of Tears (approx. 14.8 miles away); The Hurst Nation (approx. 17.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Photos of the Battlefield. From Civil War Album, photos of the
Battle of Davis Bridge Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
2. Battle of Davis Bridge Marker
site, where additional markers stand. (Submitted on May 21, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Help Save the Davis Bridge Battlefield. Details of the Civil War Preservation Trust campaign to preserve additional acres of this battlefield. (Submitted on May 29, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. Battle of Davis Bridge. Battle summary from the Tennessee Encyclopedia. (Submitted on January 4, 2013, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,859 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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