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Smyrna 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, December 30, 2009
1. Wheeler's Raid around Rosecrans Marker
Inscription.  Attacking the wagon train of Starkweather's Brigade near here about 10:00 A.M., Wheeler's Brigade destroyed 20 wagons, took some 50 prisoners and a number of horses and mules. Action by the 1st and 21st Wisc., 4th Ill., 79th Pa., inf. and Btry. "A", 1st Ky. Lt. Art., under Starkweather, forced Wheeler to break off the action and withdraw toward Lavergne. The Federal brigade was immobilized in this area.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3A 89.)
 
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° 59.725′ N, 86° 29.581′ W. Marker is in Smyrna, Tennessee, in Rutherford County. Marker is at the intersection of Nissan Parkway (U.S. 102) and Jeferson Pike, on the right when traveling north on Nissan Parkway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Smyrna TN 37167, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Jefferson (here, next to this marker); The Sam Davis Boyhood Home
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(approx. 0.6 miles away); Slave Cabins (approx. 0.6 miles away); Sam Davis Gravesite (approx. 0.6 miles away); Outbuildings (approx. 0.6 miles away); Sam Davis Home (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Sam Davis Home (approx. 0.8 miles away); Captain Jeff Kuss, USMC (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Smyrna.
 
Wheeler's Raid around Rosecrans Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Gillard, December 30, 2009
2. Wheeler's Raid around Rosecrans Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 31, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,154 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 31, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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