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Dunlap in Sequatchie County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Wheeler's Raid

OCT. 2, 1863

 
 
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By Brandon Fletcher, May 10, 2009
1. Wheeler's Raid Marker
Inscription.  This road, then part of the Anderson Turnpike, was used by Federal wagon trains between the base at Bridgeport, Ala., and the besieged army in Chattanooga. West of here, Maj. Gen. Joseph Wheeler, raiding northwestward with his cavalry, intercepted a train, estimates from between 800 and 1000 wagons, burned it and captured a number of mules.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2A18.)
 
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° 17.508′ N, 85° 22.892′ W. Marker is in Dunlap, Tennessee, in Sequatchie County. Marker is on Taft Highway (U.S. 127). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dunlap TN 37327, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Thunder in the Valley (approx. 4˝ miles away); Corral Road (approx. 7.4 miles away); Judge M.M. Allison (approx. 8.1 miles away); Old Madison (approx. 10˝ miles away); Poe's Tavern
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May 10, 2009
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(approx. 11.3 miles away); Jimmy Wayne Memorial Fieldhouse (approx. 11˝ miles away); Boats on the Tennessee (approx. 11.9 miles away); Civil War Signaling (approx. 11.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dunlap.
 
Additional keywords. Wheeler's Raid Sequatchie Valley
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 26, 2011. This page has been viewed 938 times since then and 84 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 26, 2011. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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