“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Dunlap in Sequatchie County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)

Wheeler's Raid

OCT. 2, 1863

Wheeler's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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. Chapel Hill United Methodist Church (approx. 1½ miles away); Thunder in the Valley (approx. 4½ miles away); Dunlap Community Building (approx. 5½ miles away); Corral Road
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May 10, 2009
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(approx. 7.4 miles away); Judge M.M. Allison (approx. 8.1 miles away); Old Madison (approx. 10½ miles away); Poe's Tavern (approx. 11.3 miles away); Jimmy Wayne Memorial Fieldhouse (approx. 11½ 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 1,102 times since then and 152 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 26, 2011. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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