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Woodbury in Cannon County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Forrest Rested Here

July 12, 1862

 
 
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By Deanna Lack, August 5, 2014
1. Forrest Rested Here Marker
Inscription.  Here Forrest, with his newly organized brigade of about 1400 cavalrymen, halted for a short rest before making his successful raid on Federal forces at Murfreesboro under Gen. T.L. Crittenden. He freed a number of hostages from this locality and captured about 1200 prisoners and a quantity of munitions and stores.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2E 16.)
 
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 year for this entry is 1400.
 
Location. 35° 49.565′ N, 86° 3.457′ W. Marker is in Woodbury, Tennessee, in Cannon County. Marker is at the intersection of McMinnville Highway (U.S. 70S) and Gassaway Road (Tennessee Route 53), on the right when traveling west on McMinnville Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Woodbury TN 37190, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Trail of Tears (here, next to this marker); East Fork Stone's River (approx. 0.7 miles away); Woodbury in the Civil War
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By Duane Marsteller
2. Forrest Rested Here Marker
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(approx. 0.7 miles away); World War I-II Memorial (approx. ¾ mile away); Early Industry (approx. ¾ mile away); Highway 70S Mile Marker Stone (approx. ¾ mile away); Cannon County Confederate Monument (approx. 1.6 miles away); "Mister Jim" Cummings (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodbury.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 12, 2014, by Deanna Lack of Sparta, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 565 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 12, 2014, by Deanna Lack of Sparta, Tennessee.   2. submitted on February 15, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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