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Lebanon in Wilson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Battle of Lebanon

 
 
Battle of Lebanon Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 25, 2009
1. Battle of Lebanon Marker
Inscription. Near dawn on May 5, 1862, Colonel John Hunt Morganís 800 Confederate Cavalry camped around the Public Square and at Cumberland University on South College Street, were attacked by General Ebenezer Dumontís Federal Cavalry of 600 as they advanced from Murfreesboro in a torrential rain. After an hour and a half of charges and countercharges, Morgan and most of his men withdrew on the Rome and Trousdale Ferry Pikes pursued by the Federals. Barricaded in Odd Fellows Hall on West Main Street, 60 to 70 of Morganís men fired upon the Federals. Later these Confederates surrendered when Dumont threatened to burn the town. During the attack, the Federal losses amounted to 10 killed, 21 wounded, and 5 missing. The Confederate losses amounted to 60 killed and an unknown number of wounded and missing.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3A 202.)
 
Location. 36° 12.494′ N, 86° 17.478′ W. Marker is in Lebanon, Tennessee, in Wilson County. Marker is at the intersection of North Cumberland Street (U.S. 231) and West Main Street (U.S. 70), on the right when traveling south on North Cumberland Street. Click for map. The marker is located on the northwest corner of the Public Square. Marker is in this post office area: Lebanon TN 37090, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Battle of Lebanon Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, 25
2. Battle of Lebanon Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lebanon (a few steps from this marker); Neddy Jacobs Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); History of the Logs Used in this Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Veterans and Robert H. Hatton Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Wilson County Courthouses (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lebanon Post Office (about 500 feet away); Robert Looney Caruthers (approx. 0.2 miles away); Caruthers Hall (approx. ľ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Lebanon.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Lebanon Public Square image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 25, 2009
3. Lebanon Public Square
Looking north; the marker is just beyond the left edge of this photo. In the center of the square is a Confederate monument, common in towns in the South.
 
 
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