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Minor Hill in Giles County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Confederate Retreat at Sugar Creek

 
 
Confederate Retreat at Sugar Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, April 14, 2010
1. Confederate Retreat at Sugar Creek Marker
Inscription. Retreating after the Battle of Nashville, the rear guard of the Confederate Army of Tennessee, under General Nathan B. Forrest, and Edward C. Waithall, surprised and halted the Federal advance here on the morning of December 26, 1864, in the last battle of the campaign. The Confederate Army then continued the retreat to the Tennessee River.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3F 45.)
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 35° 1.06′ N, 87° 11.85′ W. Marker was in Minor Hill, Tennessee, in Giles County. Marker was on Minor Hill Highway (State Highway 11), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Minor Hill TN 38473, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Noblit-Lytle House (was approx. 0.9 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Sam Davis Capture Site (approx. 2 miles away); Sam Davis (approx. 2 miles away); Sugar Creek Engagement (approx. 2.1 miles away); Minor Hill War Memorial (approx. 2 miles away); Grassy Memorial Chapel and Cemetery
Sam Davis Bridge at Sugar Creek image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, April 14, 2010
2. Sam Davis Bridge at Sugar Creek
(approx. 6.6 miles away in Alabama); Sim Corder/Harrison Mill (approx. 6.8 miles away in Alabama); Hugh Pate Harris (approx. 7.8 miles away in Alabama). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Minor Hill.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Confederate Retreat at Sugar Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, October 19, 2013
3. Confederate Retreat at Sugar Creek Marker
photo of the Sugar Creek bridge on TN-11 where the marker was located.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 15, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 1,447 times since then and 69 times this year. Last updated on October 19, 2013, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 15, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.   3. submitted on October 19, 2013, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.
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