Murfreesboro in Rutherford County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Chalmers’ Brigade at Murfreesboro
The Cowan House, which burned before the battle, obstructed their advance and forced the brigade to break and re-form in the area under a murderous crossfire of Union artillery and infantry fire from the Round Forest, 200 yards to the northwest. After Chalmers was knocked senseless by an exploding shell, the unit retreated. Later in the afternoon, it re-formed under Colonel T. W. White of the Ninth Mississippi Regiment.
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3A 160.)
Location. 35° 52.416′ N, 86° 25.553′ W. Marker is in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in Rutherford County. Marker is on Old Nashville Hwy, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Murfreesboro TN 37129, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Donelson’s Brigade at Murfreesboro (here, next to this marker); Slave, Soldier, Citizen (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hazen Brigade Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Struggle for Round Forest (approx. 0.2 miles away but has been reported missing); Anchoring the Union Line (approx. 0.2 miles away); Remembering Sacrifices - in Stone (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hazen's Brigade Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hazen's Artillery (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Murfreesboro.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Another marker of Confederate troops at Murfreesboro during the Battle of Stones River.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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