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Murfreesboro in Rutherford County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Forrest's Murfreesboro Raid

July 13, 1862

 
 
Forrest's Murfreesboro Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, March 14, 2020
1. Forrest's Murfreesboro Raid Marker
Inscription.  Arriving here from Woodbury at daybreak, Col. Nathan Bedford Forrest found the Federal garrison in three separate locations. The 8th Texas Cavalry (Wharton) attacked the 9th Michigan Infantry (Duffield) encamped to the north of this road with two companies of the 7th Pennsylvania Cavalry. Meanwhile, other units of the bridage {sic} charged to the center of town, while another task force proceeded to the northwest outskirts to overcome an infantry regiment, encamped there with a battery of artillery.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3A 83.)
 
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 July 13, 1862.
 
Location. 35° 49.825′ N, 86° 17.744′ W. Marker is in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in Rutherford County. Marker is on Woodbury Pike, 0.3 miles west of Coleman Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Murfreesboro TN 37127, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
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within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. "Uncle Dave" Macon (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); James M. Buchanan (approx. 4 miles away); Chris Young (approx. 4.1 miles away); Geographic Center of Tennessee (approx. 4.2 miles away); Black Fox Camp Spring (approx. 4.3 miles away); a different marker also named Geographic Center of Tennessee (approx. 4.3 miles away); Murfreesboro (approx. 4˝ miles away); Middle Tennessee State Teachers College Training School (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Murfreesboro.
 
More about this marker. Marker misspelling of "brigade" as "bridage" in the 3rd sentence is noted.
 
Forrest's Murfreesboro Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, March 14, 2020
2. Forrest's Murfreesboro Raid Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 16, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 265 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 16, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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