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Near Chapel Hill in Marshall County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Forrest Boyhood Home

1830-1833

 
 
Forrest Boyhood Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, June 21, 2014
1. Forrest Boyhood Home Marker
Inscription.
On land that was originally a Revolutionary War land grant, William and Mariam Beck Forrest purchased a two story log cabin and 180 acres one half mile east. The Forrest family moved to Mississippi in 1833. In 1861 their oldest son, Nathan Bedford, joined The Army of the Confederate States of America. In four years of war, this middle-aged man rose from the rank of private to lieutenant general and re-wrote the book on warfare. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest's tactics and campaigns are studied throughout the world today.
 
Erected 2005 by The Tennessee Society, MOSB.
 
Location. 35° 38.292′ N, 86° 45.459′ W. Marker is near Chapel Hill, Tennessee, in Marshall County. Marker is on Pyles Road 2.3 miles north of Sylvester Chunn Highway (Tennessee Route 99), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4435 Pyles Road, Chapel Hill TN 37034, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Freeman's Battery (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Oaklawn (approx. 11.2 miles away); Confederate Attacks at Spring Hill (approx. 11.6 miles away);
Forrest Boyhood Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, June 21, 2014
2. Forrest Boyhood Home Marker
Looking north on Pyles Road. Driveway entrance to the home is on the right.
Forrest's 3:00 p.m. Cavalry Attack (approx. 11.7 miles away); Confederate Deployment (approx. 11.8 miles away); Cleburne's Pursuit (approx. 12 miles away); Nashville and Decatur Railroad (approx. 12 miles away); Left of the Union Defensive Position (approx. 12 miles away).
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesWar, US Civil
 
Forrest Boyhood Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, June 21, 2014
3. Forrest Boyhood Home Marker
looking south. The other sign gives information about the annual Forrest Homecoming & Southern Heritage Festival.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 405 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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