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Beersheba Springs in Grundy County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)

Forrest's Murfreesboro Raid

July 10, 1862

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By Tom Gillard, December 27, 2009
1. Forrest's Murfreesboro Raid Marker
Inscription.  Col. Nathan Bedford Forrest's brigade passed here enroute to its junction with additional units, to be followed by a further advance on the Federal garrison and stores at Murfreesboro. Leaving Chattanooga on July 9, the brigade here consisted of the 8th Texas Cavalry (Wharton), 2nd Georgia Cavalry (Lawton), and Woodward's Kentucky Cavalry Battalion, with a headquarters unit of 20 men, commanded by Captain William Forrest. Further accessions to strength were to join at McMinnville.
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2E 52.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission marker series.
Location. 35° 27.891′ N, 85° 39.23′ W. Marker is in Beersheba Springs, Tennessee, in Grundy County. Marker is on Tennessee Route 56, on the right. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Beersheba Springs TN 37305, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Beersheba Inn (within shouting distance of this marker); Mary Noailles Murfree (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Forrest's Murfreesboro Raid (approx. 4.6 miles away); Melchior Thoni, Jr (approx. 6 miles away); Gruetli (approx. 6 miles away); Higgenbotham's Cave (approx. 12 miles away); Camp Forrest (approx. 13.3 miles away); Trail of Tears (approx. 13.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beersheba Springs.
Categories. War, US Civil

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 27, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 904 times since then and 34 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on December 27, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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