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Hartsville in Trousdale County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Battle of Hartsville

December 7, 1862

 
 
The Battle of Hartsville Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, November 14, 2008
1. The Battle of Hartsville Marker
Inscription. After marching 24 miles in four inches of snow and crossing the icy Cumberland River, Colonel John Hunt Morgan and 1,300 men attacked the Federal 39th Brigade under the command of Colonel Absalom B. Moore. Although greatly outnumbered, Morgan succeeded in capturing approximately 1,800 prisoners and recrossing the Cumberland before federal reinforcements arrived from Castalian Springs. federal losses were 2,096 while Confederate losses totaled 139.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3B 57.)
 
Location. 36° 22.801′ N, 86° 10.427′ W. Marker is in Hartsville, Tennessee, in Trousdale County. Marker is on River Street (Tennessee Route 141), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hartsville TN 37074, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Surprise at Hartsville (approx. 1.2 miles away); "The Hartsville Races" (approx. 1.5 miles away); Hawthorne Hill (approx. 6.9 miles away); General William Hall (approx. 7.7 miles away); Thomas Sharpe Spencer Memorial (approx. 7.9 miles away); Bledsoe's Lick (approx. 7.9 miles away); Wynnewood (approx. 8 miles away); Bledsoe's Fort and Monument (approx. 8.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hartsville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Hartsville. Civil War Album entry with more photos of the battlefield sites. (Submitted on November 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Battle of Hartsville. Wikipedia entry about the battle. (Submitted on November 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 21, 2008, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,735 times since then and 40 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on November 21, 2008, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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