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Mosheim in Greene County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Battle of Blue Springs

October 10, 1863

 
 
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By Don Morfe, July 30, 2013
1. Battle of Blue Springs Marker
Inscription.  On this site occurred the Battle of Blue Springs for possession of the East Tennessee Railroad. Federal IX Corps, under Gen. A.E. Burnside, defeated Confederate Gen. J.S. Williams' army of 1,700, which lost 66 killed and wounded and 150 prisoners. Battle line extended 2 miles. Williams reported Federals had 15,000 Union troops. Last major battle in upper East Tennessee.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1C 72.)
 
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. 36° 11.082′ N, 82° 55.986′ W. Marker is in Mosheim, Tennessee, in Greene County. Marker is at the intersection of West Andrew Johnson Highway (U.S. 11E) and Mt Pleasant Road, on the right when traveling east on West Andrew Johnson Highway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6766 West Andrew Johnson Highway, Mosheim TN 37818, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battles of Blue Springs (about 600 feet away, measured in
Battle of Blue Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 30, 2013
2. Battle of Blue Springs Marker
a direct line); Blue Springs Church and Cemetery (approx. 1.4 miles away); Blue Springs Lutheran Congregation (approx. 1˝ miles away); Carter's Station (approx. 4.2 miles away); Pottertown Bridge Burners (approx. 4.6 miles away); Bridge Burners Monument (approx. 4.7 miles away); Execution of the "Bridge-Burners" (approx. 4.8 miles away); George Clem School (approx. 5.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mosheim.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 21, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 749 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 21, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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