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Murfreesboro in Rutherford County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Donelsonís Brigade at Murfreesboro

 
 
Donelsonís Brigade at Murfreesboro Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sharon N. Goodman, June 4, 2008
1. Donelsonís Brigade at Murfreesboro Marker
Inscription. General Daniel P. Donelsonís Tennessee Brigade (CSA) advanced across these fields on December 31, 1862, around 11 a.m. in support of Chalmersí Brigade. Donelsonís lines were broken by Chalmersí retreat and by the Cowan ruins. The brigade split in two, with part advancing west into the cedar woods where Colonel William Moore of the 8th Tennessee was killed. They pushed back General Charles Cruftís Brigade (USA) and captured over 1000 prisoners and seven cannons.

Reverse Side:
The other part of the brigade advanced toward Round Forest which was defended by Colonel William B. Hazenís Brigade (USA). There the Confederates under the command of Colonel John H. Savage of the 16th Tennessee were halted in a field of corn stalks, where they held until relieved at 1 p.m. by additional attacks ordered by General Braxton Bragg. At dayís end, Bragg had thrown four unsuccessful attacks against the Round Forest position.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3A 161.)
 
Location. 35° 52.416′ N, 86° 25.553′ W. Marker is in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in Rutherford County. Marker is on Old Nashville Hwy, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Murfreesboro TN 37129, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Donelsonís Brigade at Murfreesboro Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sharon N. Goodman, June 4, 2008
2. Donelsonís Brigade at Murfreesboro Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chalmersí Brigade at Murfreesboro (here, next to this marker); Slave, Soldier, Citizen (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hazen Brigade Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Struggle for Round Forest (approx. 0.2 miles away but has been reported missing); Anchoring the Union Line (approx. 0.2 miles away); Remembering Sacrifices - in Stone (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hazen's Brigade Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hazen's Artillery (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Murfreesboro.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Another marker of Confederate troops at Murfreesboro during the Battle of Stones River.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Markers in Murfreesboro image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 31, 2003
3. Markers in Murfreesboro
There are two markers at this location. The Donelsonís Brigade marker can be seen in the background.
Markers Beside the Overpass of Old Nashville Road image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
4. Markers Beside the Overpass of Old Nashville Road
Advance of Chalmers' and Donelson's Brigades image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
5. Advance of Chalmers' and Donelson's Brigades
The area over which these Confederate brigades advanced is now lightly developed, differing greatly from its wartime appearance.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,053 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Sharon N. Goodman of Round Rock, Texas.   3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4, 5. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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