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Thompson's Station in Williamson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)

Hood's Retreat

December, 17 1864

Hood's Retreat - December, 17 1864 - Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Robert Henderson, June 7, 2017
1. Hood's Retreat - December, 17 1864 - Marker
Inscription.  Moving rapidly south through Franklin, Stephen D. Lee's Corps with Chalmers' Cavalry Division attached, took up a delaying position in this area about 1:00 P.M. They beat off attacks by Wood's IV Corps & Wilson's Cavalry. Here, Gen. Lee was wounded; command passed to Maj. Gen. Carter L. Stevenson. The Army of Tennessee bivouacked that night around Spring Hill.
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3D 17.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical date for this entry is December 17, 1864.
Location. 35° 49.826′ N, 86° 52.956′ W. Marker is in Thompson's Station, Tennessee, in Williamson County. Marker is on Columbia Pike (U.S. 31) 0.2 miles south of Goose Creek Bypass (Tennessee Route 248), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Thompsons Station TN 37179, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Building a Railroad Town, 1855-1993 (approx. 2 miles away); Rebuilding the Countryside
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(approx. 2 miles away); War and Occupation (approx. 2.1 miles away); Edward Swanson (approx. 2.1 miles away); Battle of Thompson's Station (approx. 2.1 miles away); Slavery at Thompson's Station (approx. 2.3 miles away); Early Settlers (approx. 2.4 miles away); Homestead Manor (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Thompson's Station.
Regarding Hood's Retreat. This is part of a 100+ running rear guard action from Nashville to the Tennessee River near Muscle Shoals Alabama. There were dozens of clashes along the way. The last battle was at Sugar Creek in Giles County. The historical sign for it disappeared about 2 years ago.
Hood's Retreat Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, June 17, 2019
2. Hood's Retreat Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on June 19, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 8, 2017, by Robert Henderson of Nashville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 545 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 8, 2017, by Robert Henderson of Nashville, Tennessee.   2. submitted on June 17, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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