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La Vergne in Rutherford County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Wheeler's Raid around Rosecrans

— Dec. 30, 1862 —

 
 
Wheeler's Raid around Rosecrans Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Gillard, March 8, 2010
1. Wheeler's Raid around Rosecrans Marker
Inscription.  Striking this area about 1:00 P.M. Wheeler attacked with three columns, and captured 200 stands of arms, numerous horses and mules and 500 prisoners, and destroyed the Reserve Wagon Train of the Federal XIV Corps. To forestall further attacks, Col. M. B. Walker's Federal brigade was deflected from its march on Murfreesboro, but the raiders departed south toward Rock Springs.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3A 90.)
 
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. 36° 1.314′ N, 86° 34.921′ W. Marker is in La Vergne, Tennessee, in Rutherford County. Marker is on U.S. 41, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5089 Murfreesboro Rd, La Vergne TN 37086, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mary Kate Patterson Davis Hill Kyle (a few steps from this marker); Mary Kate Patterson (approx. 0.7 miles away); Cane Ridge Cumberland Presbyterian Church
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(approx. 3.3 miles away); Olive Branch Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 3.4 miles away); Smyrna Airport (approx. 3.9 miles away); Smyrna, Tennessee Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.9 miles away); Smyrna, Tennessee World War II Memorial (approx. 3.9 miles away); Captain Jeff Kuss, USMC (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in La Vergne.
 
Wheeler's Raid around Rosecrans Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Gillard, March 8, 2010
2. Wheeler's Raid around Rosecrans Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 5, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 9, 2010, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,646 times since then and 22 times this year. Last updated on September 5, 2022, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 9, 2010, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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