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Manchester in Coffee County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Experiment in Armor

 
 
Experiment in Armor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Gillard, November 29, 2009
1. Experiment in Armor Marker
Inscription. Hereabouts, on June 20, 1941, Maj. Gen. George S. Patton, Jr., personally led his 2nd Armored Division across several fords of Duck River, quickly surrounding and defeating his maneuver opponents in the Manchester vicinity, thus proving that modern armor, by its speed and power, can be employed in battle with decisive effect.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2E 45.)
 
Location. 35° 29.203′ N, 86° 5.47′ W. Marker is in Manchester, Tennessee, in Coffee County. Marker is on Murfreesboro Highway (U.S. 41), in the median. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Manchester TN 37355, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tullahoma Campaign (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Tullahoma Campaign (approx. 0.3 miles away); Corporal Brian James Schoff (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Civilian Conservaton Corps (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Stone Fort (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pioneer Armored Maneuvers (approx. 0.7 miles away); Granny Hickerson Cemetery (approx. 1.5 miles away); General Henry H. "Hap" Arnold (approx. 5.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manchester.
 
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Experiment in Armor Marker overall view image. Click for full size.
By Tom Gillard, November 29, 2009
2. Experiment in Armor Marker overall view
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 29, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,016 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 29, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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