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Murfreesboro in Rutherford County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Wheeler's Raid around Rosecrans

Dec. 29, 1862

 
 
Wheeler's Raid around Rosecrans Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Gillard, December 30, 2009
1. Wheeler's Raid around Rosecrans Marker
Inscription.  Brig. Gen. Joseph Wheeler's Cavalry Brigade bivouacked hereabouts in the evening. At midnight, it moved north on Walterhill, then west on Jefferson, on a raid around Rosecrans' advancing army. The brigade consisted of the 1st, 3rd and 51st Alabama, the 8th Confederate Cavalry, Douglass' and Holman's Cavalry Battalions and Wiggins' Arkansas Battery. The 1st Tennessee Cavalry was attached from Pegram's Brigade.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3A 88.)
 
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° 54.792′ N, 86° 23.02′ W. Marker is in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in Rutherford County. Marker is on Lebanon Road (U.S. 231), on the right when traveling north. In front of the Veterans Administration Hospital. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Murfreesboro TN 37129, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Stones River (approx. 2.8 miles away); McFadden's Ford (approx.
Wheeler's Raid around Rosecrans Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Gillard, December 30, 2009
2. Wheeler's Raid around Rosecrans Marker
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2.8 miles away); My Poor Orphans! (approx. 2.9 miles away); Remembering by Rail (approx. 2.9 miles away); Battle at Stones River (approx. 2.9 miles away); The Very Forest Seemed to Fall (approx. 2.9 miles away); Stones River Artillery Monument (approx. 2.9 miles away); Bethel (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Murfreesboro.
 
Also see . . .  Joseph Wheeler. (Submitted on December 31, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee.)
 
Wheeler's Raid around Rosecrans Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lee Hattabaugh, January 26, 2011
3. Wheeler's Raid around Rosecrans Marker
Looking north on Lebanon Pike (US 231)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 31, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,549 times since then and 22 times this year. Last updated on April 21, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 31, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee.   3. submitted on February 2, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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