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Near Pocahontas in Hardeman County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Battle of Davis Bridge

October 5, 1862

 
 
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By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
1. Battle of Davis Bridge Marker
Inscription.  Here a force of three brigades under Major General E.O.C. Ord, USA, enroute from Bolivar to Corinth, seized high ground to the east and turned aside the Confederate Army of W. Tennessee, retiring to Holly Springs after its abortive attack on Corinth. Overall Federal casualties were 570. The Confederates crossed the Hatchie at Crum's Mill, 6 miles south.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4C 22.)
 
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.
 
Location. 35° 2.865′ N, 88° 48.557′ W. Marker is near Pocahontas, Tennessee, in Hardeman County. Marker is on State Highway 57, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pocahontas TN 38061, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 18 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Engagement at Davis Bridge (approx. 1˝ miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Davis Bridge (approx. 1˝ miles away); Hell on the Hatchie (approx.
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By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
2. Battle of Davis Bridge Marker
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1.6 miles away); Battle Of Chewalla (approx. 9˝ miles away); Veteran's Plaza (approx. 11.2 miles away); The Trail of Tears (approx. 14.8 miles away); Kossuth (approx. 15.4 miles away in Mississippi); The Hurst Nation (approx. 17.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pocahontas.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 21, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 3,343 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 21, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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