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Near Sparta in White County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

WW II Tennessee Maneuvers

Phase I March - June, 1943

 
 
WW II Tennessee Maneuvers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, May 31, 2015
1. WW II Tennessee Maneuvers Marker
Inscription. The 81st Infantry Division (Red) was captured in western White County in the enveloping movement by the Fifth Armored Division (Blue). The 81st was dug in along a ridge between Peeled Chestnut and Cassville along State Highway 26 near here. Blues divided and moved in pincers eastward from Smithville north and south of the highway. This was the first time an entire division had been captured in the maneuvers, the largest war games ever conducted.
 
Location. 35° 57.854′ N, 85° 38.282′ W. Marker is near Sparta, Tennessee, in White County. Marker is on U.S. 70 just west of Indian Mound Road, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sparta TN 38583, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Evins' Old Mill (approx. 8.4 miles away); Bragg Invades Kentucky (approx. 9.3 miles away); DeKalb County in the Civil War (approx. 9.8 miles away); Veterans Memorial DeKalb County Tennessee (approx. 9.8 miles away); DeKalb County Confederate Monument (approx. 9.8 miles away); The War Around Sparta (approx. 10.1 miles away); White County (approx. 10.1 miles away); Lester Flatt (approx. 10.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sparta.
 
Categories. War, World II
 
WW II Tennessee Maneuvers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, May 31, 2015
2. WW II Tennessee Maneuvers Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 179 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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