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Beersheba Springs in Grundy County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Forrest's Murfreesboro Raid

July 10, 1862

 
 
Forrest's Murfreesboro Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Gillard, December 27, 2009
1. Forrest's Murfreesboro Raid Marker
Inscription.  Col. Nathan Bedford Forrest's brigade passed here enroute to its junction with additional units, to be followed by a further advance on the Federal garrison and stores at Murfreesboro. Leaving Chattanooga on July 9, the brigade here consisted of the 8th Texas Cavalry (Wharton), 2nd Georgia Cavalry (Lawton), and Woodward's Kentucky Cavalry Battalion, with a headquarters unit of 20 men, commanded by Captain William Forrest. Further accessions to strength were to join at McMinnville.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2E 52.)
 
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. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1837.
 
Location. 35° 27.891′ N, 85° 39.23′ W. Marker is in Beersheba Springs, Tennessee, in Grundy County. Marker is on Tennessee Route 56, on the right. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Beersheba Springs TN 37305, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Beersheba Inn (within shouting distance of this marker); Mary Noailles Murfree
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(about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grundy County Confederate Memorial (approx. 4.6 miles away); Altamont, Tennessee World War Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.6 miles away); In Memory of LTJG William (Billy) E. Stulce (approx. 4.6 miles away); Korean and Vietnam Conflicts Memorial (approx. 4.6 miles away); a different marker also named Forrest's Murfreesboro Raid (approx. 4.6 miles away); Northcutts Cove Chapel (approx. 6.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beersheba Springs.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 27, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 969 times since then and 18 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on December 27, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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