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Near Mt Juliet in Wilson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Skirmishes at Rural Hill

 
 
Skirmishes at Rural Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Darren Jefferson Clay, July 26, 2021
1. Skirmishes at Rural Hill Marker
Inscription.  (side 1)
During the Civil War, in the late autumn of 1862 the Union Army of the Cumberland encamped at Nashville faced the Confederate Army of Tennessee at Murfreesboro. Both armies maintained cavalry patrols to stay abreast of each other's movements, frequently clashing as they scouted the key roads and junctions. In November and December 1862 two such skirmishes occurred east of this location between Rural Hill and Gladeville, along what is now called Stewarts Ferry Pike.
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(side 2)
On November 18, 1862, just east of this location near the junction of Mires Road and Stewarts Ferry Pike, a Union brigade advancing east from Rural Hill was attacked by Confederate cavalry under the command of Colonel John Hunt Morgan. The Union troops, armed with artillery and Colt revolving rifles, repulsed the early morning assault. Four Confederate dead were left on the field and four Union soldiers from the 13th Ohio were taken prisoner. The dead are believed to be buried in Suggs Creek Cemetery. On December 20, 1862, Union scouts again met Confederate resistance at the crossroads near Rural Hill.

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Both skirmishes preceded the Union advance from Nashville to Murfreesboro that culminated in the Battle of Stones River.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3A 252.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 36° 6.88′ N, 86° 29.76′ W. Marker is near Mt Juliet, Tennessee, in Wilson County. Marker is at the intersection of Corinth Road and Hamblen Lane, on the left when traveling south on Corinth Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 390a Corinth Rd, Mount Juliet TN 37122, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sugg's Creek Church (a few steps from this marker); Sherrod Bryant (approx. 3.2 miles away); Benjamin Hooker 1764-1834 / John Rice 1780-1853 (approx. 4.2 miles away); Percy Priest Lake (approx. 6.2 miles away); New Hope Baptist Church (approx. 6.4 miles away); Mt. Olivet Baptist Church (approx. 6.7 miles away); Charlie Daniels (approx. 7˝ miles away); Dodson School (approx. 8 miles away).
 
Skirmishes at Rural Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Darren Jefferson Clay, July 26, 2021
2. Skirmishes at Rural Hill Marker
Skirmishes at Rural Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Darren Jefferson Clay, July 26, 2021
3. Skirmishes at Rural Hill Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 27, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. This page has been viewed 524 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 27, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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