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Near Chewalla in McNairy County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Battle Of Chewalla

October 3, 1862

 
 
Battle Of Chewalla Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ken Smith, November 22, 2012
1. Battle Of Chewalla Marker
Inscription.  General Earl Van Dorn and his Confederate troops, marching to Corinth, crossed the Tuscumbia River and camped here on October 2, 1862. At dawn on October 3, they came in on Chewalla Road and pushed the Federals back south into Corinth. Van Dorn's troops returned on October 4 with General John S. Bowen's brigade furnishing rear guard against the pursuing Federals at Young's Bridge on October 5.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4C 38.)
 
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 month for this entry is October 1841.
 
Location. 35° 0.231′ N, 88° 38.993′ W. Marker is near Chewalla, Tennessee, in McNairy County. Marker is at the intersection of Wenasoga Road (Tennessee Route 234) and Turner Road, on the right when traveling east on Wenasoga Road. Going South East on Highway 234, marker is on right just before Turner Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 816 Wenasoga Rd, Ramer TN 38367, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
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within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Tuscumbia (approx. 4.8 miles away); Veteran's Plaza (approx. 5.1 miles away); Battle of Corinth Battery F (approx. 6.7 miles away in Mississippi); Retreat From Battery F (approx. 6.7 miles away in Mississippi); Approach To Shiloh (approx. 7.4 miles away); Historic Tennessee-Mississippi State Line (approx. 7.7 miles away); The 12th of August Ambush (approx. 8.1 miles away); City Cemetery (approx. 8.1 miles away in Mississippi).
 
Battle Of Chewalla Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ken Smith, November 22, 2012
2. Battle Of Chewalla Marker
Looking North West toward marker from Turner Road.
Battle Of Chewalla Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ken Smith, November 22, 2012
3. Battle Of Chewalla Marker
Looking toward Turner Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 26, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,109 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 26, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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