Dunlap in Sequatchie County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Thunder in the Valley
Civil War in Sequatchie County
Thousands of soldiers marched on the county's roads and turnpikes. In August 1862, Confederate Gen. Braxton Bragg's army passed through on its way north to invade Kentucky. Late in the summer and fall of 1863, after the Battle of Chickamauga, the county served as a base for both Union and Confederate armies at different times during the battles for Chattanooga. Union Col. John T. Wilder reported that his arrival here in August 1863 proved timely for "surprising and capturing a party of 14 rebels and releasing 5 Union prisoners they were about to hang."
The fight for Chattanooga directly touched the southern part of the county on October 2, 1863, when Confederate Gen. Joseph Wheeler's cavalry attacked a Union wagon train headed for Chattanooga on the treacherous
Federal forces occupied Sequatchie County for the remainder of the war, but marauders still roamed the mountains and valley harassing and stealing from the residents. The war and its aftermath created enduring resentments and wrought profound changes on Sequatchie County as on the nation.
Erected by Tennessee Civil War Trails.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Civil War Trails series list. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1890.
Location. 35° 21.285′ N, 85° 24.089′ W. Marker is in Dunlap, Tennessee, in Sequatchie County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Cordell Lane and Tennessee Route 28, on the right when traveling west. Located in the Sequatchie County Veterans Memorial Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dunlap TN 37327, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wheeler's Raid (approx. 4˝ miles away); Old Madison (approx. 6.7 miles away); Corral Road (approx. 11.9 miles away); Judge M.M. AllisonSequatchie College (approx. 12.7 miles away); Jimmy Wayne Memorial Fieldhouse (approx. 14.2 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on September 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 15, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 476 times since then and 74 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 15, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. 7. submitted on October 23, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.