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Near Pocahontas in Hardeman County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Battle of Davis Bridge

 
 
Battle of Davis Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lee Hattabaugh, March 21, 2009
1. Battle of Davis Bridge Marker
Inscription.  
Front

In memory of the men who fought here October 5, 1862
BATTLE OF DAVIS BRIDGE
Poor is the nation that has no heroes
Shameful is the nation that has them and forgets.

CONFEDERATE

Back

Duty is the sublimest word in our language. Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more. You should never wish to do less. Robert E. Lee
 
Erected by Sons of Confederate Veterans.
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans series list.
 
Location. 35° 1.669′ N, 88° 47.833′ W. Marker is near Pocahontas, Tennessee, in Hardeman County. Memorial can be reached from Essary Springs Road, 1.1 miles south of Wolf Pen Road, on the left when traveling east. The monument is part of a small cemetery on the trail leading to the battlefield at the Hatchie River. There is a small parking area and interpretive signage at the start
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of the trail. Latitude/Longitude are approximate and derived from Google Earth. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pocahontas TN 38061, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hell on the Hatchie (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Engagement at Davis Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Davis Bridge (approx. 1˝ miles away); Battle of Tuscumbia (approx. 3.7 miles away); Battle Of Chewalla (approx. 8˝ miles away); Veteran's Plaza (approx. 10.8 miles away); Kossuth (approx. 13.9 miles away in Mississippi); Corporal Orvil Lucian Cotton (approx. 15 miles away in Mississippi). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pocahontas.
 
Also see . . .  Overall view of monument and cemetery. Photo on the Civil War Trust's photo gallery of the Battle of Davis Bridge. (Submitted on January 8, 2013, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.) 
 
Battle of Davis Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lee Hattabaugh, March 21, 2009
2. Battle of Davis Bridge Marker
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Battle of Davis Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lee Hattabaugh, March 21, 2009
3. Battle of Davis Bridge Marker
Graves of Federal soldiers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lee Hattabaugh, March 21, 2009
4. Graves of Federal soldiers
These three graves are located behind the monument. The two on the left are soldiers from the 5th Ohio Cavalry and the stone on the right was a Lieutenant, Company E, 53 Illinois Infantry.
Battle of Davis Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon Fletcher, October 10, 2010
5. Battle of Davis Bridge Marker
Entrance gate to battlefield. A short walk down this lane will lead you to the Marker on this page.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 8, 2013, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 888 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 8, 2013, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.   5. submitted on September 7, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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