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

Forrest's Murfreesboro Raid

July 10, 1862

 
 
Forrest's Murfreesboro Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Gillard, December 27, 2009
1. Forrest's Murfreesboro Raid Marker
Inscription. Col. Nathan Bedford Forrest's brigade, having left Chattanooga July 9, bivouacked here enroute to his capture of Murfreesboro. The Brigade then consisted of the 8th Texas Cavalry (Wharton), 2nd Georgis Cavalry (Lawton), and Woodard's Kentucky Cavalry Battalion. The 2nd Georgia Cavalry Battalion (Morrison), leaving Kingston, had orders to join him at McMinnville.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2E 51.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 35° 25.78′ N, 85° 43.41′ W. Marker is in Altamont, Tennessee, in Grundy County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Tennessee Route 56) and Tennessee Route 108, on the left when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Altamont TN 37301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mary Noailles Murfree (approx. 4 miles away); a different marker also named Forrest's Murfreesboro Raid (approx. 4.6 miles away); Beersheba Inn (approx. 4.7 miles away); Melchior Thoni, Jr
Forrest's Murfreesboro Raid Wide shot image. Click for full size.
By Tom Gillard, December 27, 2009
2. Forrest's Murfreesboro Raid Wide shot
(approx. 5.1 miles away); Gruetli (approx. 5.4 miles away); Roho The Coalminer (approx. 11.7 miles away); Fiery Gizzard (approx. 11.7 miles away); Lone Rock Coke Ovens (approx. 11.8 miles away).
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 10, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 27, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 930 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 27, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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