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

Chalmers’ Brigade at Murfreesboro

 
 
Front Side of Chalmers’ Brigade at Murfreesboro Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Shane Oliver, January 16, 2021
1. Front Side of Chalmers’ Brigade at Murfreesboro Marker
Inscription.  
General James R. Chalmers Mississippi Brigade (CSA) advanced across these fields at 10 a.m. on December 31, 1862, to attack the Union center at the Round Forest. Their advance was part of General Braxton Bragg’s plan to crush the Union right flank early in the morning and then turn on the center. After holding for 48 hours, Chalmers’ men left muddy rifle pits on a hill 200 yards southeast and advanced past the Cowan House ruins 100 yards to the southeast.

The Cowan House, which burned before the battle, obstructed their advance and forced the brigade to break and re-form in the area under a murderous crossfire of Union artillery and infantry fire from the Round Forest, 200 yards to the northwest. After Chalmers was knocked senseless by an exploding shell, the unit retreated. Later in the afternoon, it re-formed under Colonel T. W. White of the Ninth Mississippi Regiment.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3A 160.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
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In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical month for this entry is December 1990.
 
Location. 35° 52.416′ N, 86° 25.553′ W. Marker is in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in Rutherford County. Marker is on Old Nashville Hwy, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Murfreesboro TN 37129, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Donelson’s Brigade at Murfreesboro (here, next to this marker); They Passed This Way (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Slave, Soldier, Citizen (approx. 0.2 miles away); Anchoring the Union Line (approx. 0.2 miles away); Remembering Sacrifices - in Stone (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hazen's Brigade Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); Murfreesboro/Rutherford County (approx. ¼ mile away); Waiting Anxiously for Tomorrow's Fate (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Murfreesboro.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Another marker of Confederate troops at Murfreesboro during the Battle of Stones River.
 
Chalmers’ Brigade at Murfreesboro Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sharon N. Goodman, June 4, 2008
2. Chalmers’ Brigade at Murfreesboro Marker
Rear Side of Chalmers’ Brigade at Murfreesboro Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Shane Oliver, January 16, 2021
3. Rear Side of Chalmers’ Brigade at Murfreesboro Marker
The marker reverse has weathered.
Reverse Side of Chalmers’ Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 31, 2003
4. Reverse Side of Chalmers’ Brigade Marker
This is one of two markers found at this location.
Markers Beside the Overpass of Old Nashville Road image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, August 28, 2010
5. Markers Beside the Overpass of Old Nashville Road
Advance of Chalmers' and Donelson's Brigades image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, August 28, 2010
6. Advance of Chalmers' and Donelson's Brigades
The area over which these Confederate brigades advanced is now lightly developed, differing greatly from its wartime appearance.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 27, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,505 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 13, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia.   2. submitted on January 18, 2010, by Sharon N. Goodman of Round Rock, Texas.   3. submitted on March 13, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia.   4. submitted on July 27, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   5, 6. submitted on October 30, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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