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Murfreesboro in Rutherford County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Wheeler's Raid around Rosecrans
Dec. 29, 1862
 
Wheeler's Raid around Rosecrans Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Tom Gillard, December 30, 2009
1. Wheeler's Raid around Rosecrans Marker
 
Inscription. Brig. Gen. Joseph Wheeler's Cavalry Brigade bivouacked hereabouts in the evening. At midnight, it moved north on Walterhill, then west on Jefferson, on a raid around Rosecrans' advancing army. The brigade consisted of the 1st, 3rd and 51st Alabama, the 8th Confederate Cavalry, Douglass' and Holman's Cavalry Battalions and Wiggins' Arkansas Battery. The 1st TN Cavalry was attached from Pegram's Brigade. (Marker Number 3A 88.)
 
Location. 35° 54.792′ N, 86° 23.02′ W. Marker is in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in Rutherford County. Marker is on Lebanon Road (U.S. 231), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. In front of the Veterans Administration Hospital. Marker is in this post office area: Murfreesboro TN 37129, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. McFadden's Ford (approx. 2.8 miles away); McFadden Farm (approx. 2.8 miles away); Battle at Stones River (approx. 2.9 miles away); Breckinridge's Attack (approx. 2.9 miles away); Artillery Saves the Day (approx. 2.9 miles away); Stones River Artillery Monument (approx. 2.9 miles away); Battle of Murfreesboro (approx. 3.4 miles away); Murfreesboro (approx. 3.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Murfreesboro.
 
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Wheeler's Raid around Rosecrans Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Tom Gillard, December 30, 2009
2. Wheeler's Raid around Rosecrans Marker
 

1. Joseph Wheeler. (Submitted on December 31, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee.)
2. Joseph Wheeler. (Submitted on December 31, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee.)
 
Wheeler's Raid around Rosecrans Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Lee Hattabaugh, January 26, 2011
3. Wheeler's Raid around Rosecrans Marker
Looking north on Lebanon Pike (US 231)
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on December 31, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 946 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 31, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee.   3. submitted on February 2, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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