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Altamont 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, having left Chattanooga July 9, bivouacked here enroute to his capture of Murfreesboro. The Brigade then consisted of the 8th Texas Cavalry (Wharton), 2nd Georgis Cavalry (Lawton), and Woodard's Kentucky Cavalry Battalion. The 2nd Georgia Cavalry Battalion (Morrison), leaving Kingston, had orders to join him at McMinnville.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2E 51.)
 
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 date for this entry is July 9, 1837.
 
Location. 35° 25.78′ N, 85° 43.41′ W. Marker is in Altamont, Tennessee, in Grundy County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Tennessee Route 56) and Tennessee Route 108, on the left when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Altamont TN 37301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Korean and Vietnam Conflicts Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of LTJG William (Billy) E. Stulce
Forrest's Murfreesboro Raid Wide shot image. Click for full size.
By Tom Gillard, December 27, 2009
2. Forrest's Murfreesboro Raid Wide shot
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Altamont, Tennessee World War Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Grundy County Confederate Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mary Noailles Murfree (approx. 4˝ miles away); a different marker also named Forrest's Murfreesboro Raid (approx. 4.6 miles away); Beersheba Inn (approx. 4.7 miles away); Melchior Thoni, Jr (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Altamont.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 10, 2018. It was originally submitted on December 27, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,032 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 27, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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