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Tullahoma in Coffee County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Braxton Bragg's Headquarters Public Square

Civil War Site

 
 
Braxton Bragg's Headquarters Public Square Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 1, 2021
1. Braxton Bragg's Headquarters Public Square Marker
Inscription.  Braxton Bragg's Headquarters – Public Square (now S. Jackson Civic Center grounds)

After the Battle of Stone's River, the Confederate Army of Tennessee moved to the Duck River Line extending from Spring Hill through Shelbyville, Tullahoma, Manchester, to McMinnville and spent the first six months of 1863 awaiting the advance of the Union Army of the Cumberland, located at Murfreesboro. The Confederate commander, General Braxton Bragg, located his headquarters in the 13-acre Public Square here. He chose Tullahoma because of its location on the Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad, a vital line needed to supply the army.

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Erected by Historic Preservation Society of Tullahoma, Inc. (Marker Number 1.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1863.
 
Location. 35° 21.464′ N, 86° 12.485′ W. Marker is in Tullahoma, Tennessee, in Coffee County. Marker is at the intersection of South Jackson Street (Alternate U.S. 41) and West Decherd Street
Braxton Bragg's Headquarters Public Square Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 1, 2021
2. Braxton Bragg's Headquarters Public Square Marker
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, on the right when traveling south on South Jackson Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 404 South Jackson Street, Tullahoma TN 37388, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Public Square (a few steps from this marker); Baillet Sisters (within shouting distance of this marker); Baillet Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Camp Forrest (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Army of Tennessee (about 400 feet away); Isham G. Harris (about 400 feet away); Tullahoma Campaign (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Tullahoma Campaign (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tullahoma.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 2, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 2, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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May. 12, 2021