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Sparta in White County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Bragg Invades Kentucky

Sept.-Oct., 1862

 
 
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By Deanna Lack, July 9, 2014
1. Bragg Invades Kentucky Marker
Inscription.  The Army of Mississippi passed here. Forrest's Cavalry Brigade, reporting Sept. 3, moved out to screen the left flank. Here, Sept. 5, Bragg advised his army of Kirby Smith's victory at Richmond, Ky., Aug. 30. At Milledgeville, 10 mi. N., Bragg, with Polk's Right Wing, turned west to pass through Carthage: Hardee's Left Wing, screened by Wheeler's Cavalry Brigade, moved north through Gainesboro. The columns united at Tompinsville, Ky.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2D 19.)
 
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° 55.907′ N, 85° 28.576′ W. Marker is in Sparta, Tennessee, in White County. Marker is at the intersection of West Bockman Way (U.S. 70) and Mayberry Street (Tennessee Route 1), on the left when traveling east on West Bockman Way. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sparta TN 38583, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. POW*MIA Monument (approx. 0.8 miles away); Joseph Kerr Monument
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 16, 2020
2. Bragg Invades Kentucky Marker
(approx. 0.8 miles away); The Double Eagle Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); White County (approx. 0.8 miles away); White County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); The War Around Sparta (approx. 0.8 miles away); Rotary Club of Sparta Veterans Park (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Rotary Club of Sparta Veterans Park (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sparta.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 11, 2014, by Deanna Lack of Sparta, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 381 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 11, 2014, by Deanna Lack of Sparta, Tennessee.   2. submitted on May 19, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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