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

Morgan's Wedding

Morgan's Wedding Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kim Bailey, October 24, 2011
1. Morgan's Wedding Marker
Inscription.  In a home which stood here, Brig. Gen. John H. Morgan, CSA, was married to Miss Martha Ready December 14, 1862, by Bishop (also Lt. Gen. CSA) Leonidas Polk. Col. Basil Duke was best man. Among the groomsmen were Gen. Braxton Bragg, Lt. Gen. W.J. Hardee, Maj. Gens. J.C. Breckinridge and B.F. Cheatham and Col. G. St. Leger Grenfell. Also present was President Jefferson Davis.
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3A 62.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission marker series.
Location. 35° 50.748′ N, 86° 23.467′ W. Marker is in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in Rutherford County. Marker is on East Main Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Murfreesboro TN 37130, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1860s View of East Main Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Forrest's Murfreesboro Raid (within shouting distance of this marker); Murfreesboro Confederate Soldiers Monument
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Rutherford County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); The Founding of the County (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tennessee Baptist Convention (about 300 feet away); Battle of Murfreesboro (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Murfreesboro.
Regarding Morgan's Wedding. There is dispute about whether Jefferson Davis was actually at the wedding; he was in Murfreesboro the previous day, but is believed to have left on the morning of the 14th.
Additional keywords. Mattie Ready Morgan, Charles Ready
Categories. War, US Civil

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 19, 2012, by Kim Bailey of Murfreesboro, Usa. This page has been viewed 483 times since then and 34 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on May 19, 2012, by Kim Bailey of Murfreesboro, Usa. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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