Tullahoma in Coffee County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
June 24-July 4, 1863
—Race to Tullahoma —
When the war began many Americans, North and South, anticipated a short struggle. But as quick battlefield victories became more elusive, both the Union and Confederate armies resorted to constructing heavily fortified positions to protect against frontal assaults and guard critical supplies. Obstacles, such as log
(lower left) Confederate President Jefferson Davis visited Bragg, an old personal friend from their time together in the Mexican War, while he built up his Tullahoma defenses. The attempt to iron out disputes among Bragg’s ranks proved ultimately unsuccessful.
(lower center) Ft. Raines from a sketch by a Union mapmaker during the occupation of Tullahoma (1863)
Erected by Tennessee's Backroads Heritage.
Location. 35° 21.41′ N, 86° 12.443′ W. Marker is in Tullahoma, Tennessee, in Coffee County. Marker is at the intersection of South Jackson Street (U.S. 41A) and West Volney Street, on the right when traveling south on South Jackson Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tullahoma TN 37388, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking Tullahoma Campaign (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Tullahoma Campaign (here, next to this marker); Confederate Cemetery (here, next to this marker); Army of Tennessee (here, next to this marker); Isham G. Harris (here, next to this marker); Camp Forrest (a few steps from this marker); Baillet Sisters (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Red Caboose (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tullahoma.
Also see . . . Tennessee's Backroads. (Submitted on July 14, 2014.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 14, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 383 times since then and 25 times this year. Last updated on March 12, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 14, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.