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Wartrace in Bedford County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Skirmish at Wartrace

 
 
Skirmish at Wartrace Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, June 28, 2020
1. Skirmish at Wartrace Marker
Inscription.  In April 1862, Major James M. Shanklin with 197 men of the 42nd Indiana Infantry campedon the west bank of Wartrace Creek, near the end of Bridgeview Street, to secure the supply line of the Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad by guarding two bridges north and south of Wartrace. Early on the morning of April 11, 1862, Colonel James W. Starnes of the 8th Tennessee Cavalry Battalion with 200 Confederates attacked the camp. Several men, on both sides, were killed and wounded.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3G 45.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is April 11, 1862.
 
Location. 35° 31.653′ N, 86° 20.247′ W. Marker is in Wartrace, Tennessee, in Bedford County. Marker is on Bridgeview Street, 0.2 miles west of Spring Street, on the left when traveling west. Marker is located in Winnette-Ayers Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 119 Bridgeview Street, Wartrace TN 37183, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tullahoma Campaign (approx. 0.2 miles away); "Dedicated to Those Brave & Gallant Soldiers in Butternut & Gray"!
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Andrew Jackson (approx. 0.2 miles away); Skirmish at Liberty Gap (approx. 0.2 miles away); Strolling Jim (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wartrace (approx. ¼ mile away); Valley Home (approx. 1.4 miles away); Beechwood Plantation (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wartrace.
 
Skirmish at Wartrace Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, June 28, 2020
2. Skirmish at Wartrace Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 29, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 477 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 29, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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