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LaVergne in Rutherford County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Wheeler's Raid around Rosecrans
Dec. 30, 1862
 
Wheeler's Raid around Rosecrans Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Tom Gillard, March 8, 2010
1. Wheeler's Raid around Rosecrans Marker
 
Inscription. Striking this area about 1:00 pm. Wheeler attached with three columns, and captured 200 stands of arms, numerous houses and mules and 500 prisoners, and destroyed the Reserve Wagon Train of the Federal XIV Corps. To forestall further attacks, Col. M. B. Walker's Federal brigade was deflected from its march on Murfreesboro, but the raiders departed south toward Rock Springs.
 
Erected by TN Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3A 90.)
 
Location. 36° 1.312′ N, 86° 34.913′ W. Marker is in LaVergne, Tennessee, in Rutherford County. Marker is on U.S. 41, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: La Vergne TN 37086, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mary Kate Patterson Davis Hill Kyle (here, next to this marker); Smyrna Railroad Depot (approx. 4.5 miles away); Sam Davis (approx. 4.5 miles away); Dewitt Smith Jobe (approx. 4.5 miles away); a different marker also named Dewitt Smith Jobe (approx. 4.8 miles away); The Sam Davis Boyhood Home (approx. 5 miles away); Sam Davis Gravesite (approx. 5 miles away); Outbuildings (approx. 5 miles away).
 
Wheeler's Raid around Rosecrans Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Tom Gillard, March 8, 2010
2. Wheeler's Raid around Rosecrans Marker
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on March 9, 2010, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 918 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 9, 2010, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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