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Hartsville in Trousdale County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Battle of Hartsville

December 7, 1862

 
 
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By R. E. Smith, November 14, 2008
1. The Battle of Hartsville Marker
Inscription.  After marching 24 miles in four inches of snow and crossing the icy Cumberland River, Colonel John Hunt Morgan and 1,300 men attacked the Federal 39th Brigade under the command of Colonel Absalom B. Moore. Although greatly outnumbered, Morgan succeeded in capturing approximately 1,800 prisoners and recrossing the Cumberland before federal reinforcements arrived from Castalian Springs. federal losses were 2,096 while Confederate losses totaled 139.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3B 57.)
 
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.
 
Location. 36° 22.801′ N, 86° 10.427′ W. Marker is in Hartsville, Tennessee, in Trousdale County. Marker is on River Street (Tennessee Route 141), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hartsville TN 37074, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rev. John McGee (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of Hartsville
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(approx. 0.8 miles away); Trousdale County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); Surprise at Hartsville (approx. 1.2 miles away); "The Hartsville Races" (approx. 1˝ miles away); Morgan at Hartsville (approx. 1˝ miles away); The James DeBow Home (approx. 2.9 miles away); Hawthorne Hill (approx. 6.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hartsville.
 
Also see . . .  Battle of Hartsville. Wikipedia entry about the battle. (Submitted on November 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 21, 2008, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,946 times since then and 22 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on November 21, 2008, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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