“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Thompson's Station in Williamson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)

Hood's Retreat

December, 17 1864

Hood's Retreat - December, 17 1864 - Marker image. Click for full size.
By Robert Henderson, June 7, 2017
1. Hood's Retreat - December, 17 1864 - Marker
Inscription. Moving rapidly south through Franklin, Stephen D. Lee's Corps with Chalmers' Cavalry Division attached, took up a delaying position in this area about 1:00 P.M. They beat off attacks by Wood's IV Corps & Wilson's Cavalry. Here, Gen. Lee was wounded; command passed to Maj. Gen. Carter L. Stevenson. The Army of Tennessee bivouacked that night around Spring Hill.
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3D 17.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission marker series.
Location. 35° 49.826′ N, 86° 52.956′ W. Marker is in Thompson's Station, Tennessee, in Williamson County. Marker is on Columbia Pike (U.S. 31) 0.2 miles south of Goose Creek Bypass (Tennessee Route 248), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Thompsons Station TN 37179, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Thompson’s Station (approx. 2.4 miles away); Thompson's Station (approx. 2.6 miles away); Thompson's Station Train Depot (approx. 2.6 miles away); Franklin Noon Rotary Rodeo (approx. 3.8 miles away); Hood and Schofield (approx. 4 miles away); Tennessee, A Grave or a Free Home (approx. 4 miles away); Freeman's Battery, Forrest's Artillery (approx. 4.1 miles away); 3" Ordinance Gun (approx. 4.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Thompson's Station.
Regarding Hood's Retreat. This is part of a 100+ running rear guard action from Nashville to the Tennessee River near Muscle Shoals Alabama. There were dozens of clashes along the way. The last battle was at Sugar Creek in Giles County. The historical sign for it disappeared about 2 years ago.
Categories. War, US Civil
Credits. This page was last revised on June 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 8, 2017, by Robert Henderson of Nashville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 185 times since then and 44 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on June 8, 2017, by Robert Henderson of Nashville, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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