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

Forrest Rested Here

July 12, 1862

Forrest Rested Here Marker image. Click for full size.
By Deanna Lack, August 5, 2014
1. Forrest Rested Here Marker
Inscription. Here Forrest, with his newly organized brigade of about 1400 cavalrymen, halted for a short rest before making his successful raid on Federal forces at Murfreesboro under Gen. T.L. Crittenden. He freed a number of hostages from this locality and captured about 1200 prisoners and a quantity of munitions and stores.
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2E 16.)
Location. 35° 49.565′ N, 86° 3.457′ W. Marker is in Woodbury, Tennessee, in Cannon County. Marker is at the intersection of McMinnville Highway (U.S. 70S) and Gassaway Road (Tennessee Route 53), on the right when traveling west on McMinnville Highway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Woodbury TN 37190, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Trail of Tears (here, next to this marker); Early Industry (approx. mile away); "Mister Jim" Cummings (approx. 1.9 miles away); Cannon County/Warren County (approx. 7 miles away); Battle of Milton (approx. 10 miles away); Adam Dale (approx. 13.7 miles away but has been reported missing); Battle of Snow Hill (approx. 14.4 miles away); Beckwith Inn (approx. 15 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Woodbury.
Categories. War, US Civil
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Deanna Lack of Sparta, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 295 times since then and 25 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Deanna Lack of Sparta, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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