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Near Columbia in Maury County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Forrest and Capron

Nov. 24 1864

 
 
Forrest and Capron Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, November 20, 2009
1. Forrest and Capron Marker
Inscription.  Forrest's cavalry, screening the advance of Stewart's Corps on Columbia met Capron's Cavalry Brigade in this locality and chased it back to Columbia, where the presence of Stanley's XXIII Corps behind entrenchments gave them protection and prevented Forrest from seizing the bridges over Duck River.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3D 19.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & ViaductsWar, US CivilWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 35° 34.493′ N, 87° 8.289′ W. Marker is near Columbia, Tennessee, in Maury County. Marker is on Trotwood Avenue (State Highway 234), on the right when traveling east. Located at Polk Memorial Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbia TN 38401, 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. St. John's (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Delaying Forrest (about 500 feet away);
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St. John's Episcopal Church (about 500 feet away); Rattle and Snap Plantation (approx. 1.2 miles away); Sam Watkins (approx. 1.7 miles away); Hood's Maneuver (approx. 2.2 miles away); Zion (approx. 2.7 miles away); Road to Nashville (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
 
Also see . . .
1. Horace Capron. Oak Hill Cemetery Washington D.C. USA (Submitted on March 15, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.) 

2. Horace Capron. Horace Capron (August 31, 1804 – February 22, 1885) was an American businessman and agriculturalist. (Submitted on March 15, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.) 

3. Nathan Bedford Forrest. Nathan Bedford Forrest (July 13, 1821 – October 29, 1877) was a lieutenant general in the Confederate Army. (Submitted on March 15, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.) 

4. That devil Forrest: life of General Nathan Bedford Forrest By John Allan Wyeth. The Devil Forrest (Submitted on March 15, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.) 

5. Edmund Winchester Rucker. Edmund Winchester Rucker (1835 – 1924) was a Confederate officer during the American Civil War. He was given the title of "General" as an honorary award after the war, when he became an industrial leader of Birmingham,
Delaying Forrest image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, November 20, 2009
2. Delaying Forrest
Alabama. (Submitted on March 15, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.) 
 
Delaying Forrest & St John's Markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, November 20, 2009
3. Delaying Forrest & St John's Markers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 17, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 15, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 1,270 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 15, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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