Manchester in Coffee County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
June 24-July 4, 1863
— Anatomy of a Campaign —
Advance to Manchester
To maneuver Bragg out of his Shelbyville trenches, Rosecrans divided his army into four independent columns.
The first column, under Major General Gordon Granger, advanced south from Murfreesboro, down what is today US 231, to threaten the main Confederate infantry at Shelbyville. The second, led by Major General Alexander McCook, moved south, through Liberty Gap. The third column, lead by Major General George
Rosecran's goal was to get the bulk of his army here, to Manchester, push on to Tullahoma, and capture the road to Chattanooga before the Confederates had a chance to respond. Only rain and the poor conditions of the roads slowed the Union advance.
(upper right) Confederate General Braxton Bragg; Union Major General William S. Rosecrans
(left) Granger; McCook; Thomas; Crittenden
1860 Lincoln Elected Nov 6 • South Carolina Secedes December 20
1861 Fort Sumter Attacked April 12 • First Manassas July 21
1862 Shiloh April 1-7 • Second Manassas August 29-30 • Antietam September 11 • Fredericksburg December 13 • Stones River December 31-January 3
1863 Chancellorsville May 1-4 • Vicksburg May 20-July 4 • Tullahoma Campaign June 24-July 4 • Gettysburg July 1-3 • Chickamauga September 19-20 • Chattanooga November 23-25
1864 Cold Harbor June 3 • Atlanta September 2 • Franklin November 30 • Nashville December 15-16
Erected by Tennessee's Backroads Heritage.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is April 12, 1890.
Location. 35° 28.984′ N, 86° 5.34′ W. Marker is in Manchester, Tennessee, in Coffee County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street and North Irwin Street, on the right when traveling west on West Main Street. The marker is on the grounds of the Coffee County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Manchester TN 37355, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Tullahoma Campaign (here, next to this marker); War Comes to Manchester (within shouting distance of this marker); Corporal Brian James Schoff (within shouting distance of this marker); Desert Storm (within shouting distance of this marker); The Civilian Conservation Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); Korean War (within shouting distance of this marker); World War I and II Marker (within shouting distance of this marker); Vietnam War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manchester.
More about this marker. This marker is back-to-back with a similar marker (75355).
Credits. This page was last revised on September 14, 2017. It was originally submitted on July 15, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 520 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 15, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.