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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Jefferson City in Jefferson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)

Battle of Mossy Creek

December 29, 1863

Battle of Mossy Creek Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Tom Bosse, February 27, 2010
1. Battle of Mossy Creek Marker
Inscription. Federal cavalry under Gen. S.D. Sturgis established a line just east of Mossy Creek. At 9:00 a.m., Confederate Gen. W.T. Martin assembled 2000 dismounted cavalry and eight cannons at Talbott's Railroad Station, three miles east. They advanced along the railroad driving the Federal outposts. After seven hours of severe fighting, Sturgis' Cavalry, with seven cannons and reinforcements by an infantry brigade from the 23rd Corps, repulsed the Confederates. By 4:00 p.m. the fight ended near where it began. It is estimated that the U.S. loss was 109 while the Confederate loss was 400.
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1C83.)
Location. 36° 7.885′ N, 83° 28.889′ W. Marker is in Jefferson City, Tennessee, in Jefferson County. Marker is on East Old Andrew Johnson Highway 0.1 miles south of Municipal Drive, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located across the street from Johnson Ball Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 270 East Old Andrew Johnson Highway, Jefferson City TN 37760, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mossy Creek Engagement (here, next to this marker); Carson - Newman College
Battle of Mossy Creek Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Brandon Fletcher, November 6, 2010
2. Battle of Mossy Creek Marker
Marker located just to the right of the Tennessee Civil War Trails sign in the distance.
(approx. 1.3 miles away); Cox Mill (approx. 3 miles away); "Little Lord Fauntleroy" (approx. 4.4 miles away); David Crockett and Polly Finley (approx. 4.9 miles away but has been reported missing); Frances Hodgson Burnett (approx. 5.1 miles away); Welcome to the Overlook at Panther Creek State Park (approx. 6.5 miles away); Melville Milton Murrell (approx. 6.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Jefferson City.
Categories. War, US Civil
Battle of Mossy Creek Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Tom Bosse, March 6, 2010
3. Battle of Mossy Creek Marker
Mossy Creek Engagement image, Click for more information
By Tom Bosse, February 27, 2010
4. Mossy Creek Engagement
See Other nearby markers section for this adjacent marker, or
Click for more information.
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,775 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.   2. submitted on , by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.   3, 4. submitted on , by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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