Near Cleveland in Bradley County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Union IV Corps at Blue Springs
The Calm Before the Storm
Chaplain Father Peter Cooney wrote of a harsh winter and a 10-inch snowfall late in March. On February 10, 1864, Col. Grose and Col. Louis Waters, both based at Blue Springs, delivered patriotic speeches in Cleveland to more than 2,000 people who gathered to cheer the raising of the Stars and Stripes.
The Federals here also guarded against Confederate
Bottom left: IV Corps wagons near Blue Springs, 1864 - Courtesy U.S. Army Military History Institute
Top right: Easter Sunday 1864 services, Blue Springs, conducted by Father Peter Cooney, chaplain, 35th Indiana (First Irish) Infantry - Courtesy Library of Congress
Bottom right: 36th Indiana Infantry posing in battle formation, Blue Springs - Courtesy U.S. Army Military History Institute
Erected by Tennessee Civil War Trails.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Civil War Trails series list.
Location. 35° 5.267′ N, 84° 54.601′ W. Marker is near Cleveland, Tennessee, in Bradley County. Marker is on Old Blue Springs Road west of Blue Springs Road Southeast, on the left when traveling west. Marker located at entrance to Blue Spring Park. Touch for mapTouch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. De Soto's Route (approx. 4.4 miles away); Fort Hill Cemetery (approx. 4.9 miles away); Union Monument (approx. 5 miles away); Allen Grammar School (approx. 5.2 miles away); Cooper Cemetery (approx. 5.2 miles away); Cleveland Southern Railway Depot (approx. 5.2 miles away); Cleveland During the Civil War (approx. 5.3 miles away); Col. Benjamin Cleveland (approx. 5.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cleveland.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 27, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 165 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 27, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.