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Jefferson City in Jefferson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Battle of Mossy Creek

December 29, 1863

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, February 27, 2010
1. Battle of Mossy Creek Marker
Inscription. Federal cavalry under Gen. S.D. Sturgis established a line just east of Mossy Creek. At 9:00 a.m., Confederate Gen. W.T. Martin assembled 2000 dismounted cavalry and eight cannons at Talbott's Railroad Station, three miles east. They advanced along the railroad driving the Federal outposts. After seven hours of severe fighting, Sturgis' Cavalry, with seven cannons and reinforcements by an infantry brigade from the 23rd Corps, repulsed the Confederates. By 4:00 p.m. the fight ended near where it began. It is estimated that the U.S. loss was 109 while the Confederate loss was 400.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1C83.)
 
Location. 36° 7.885′ N, 83° 28.889′ W. Marker is in Jefferson City, Tennessee, in Jefferson County. Marker is on East Old Andrew Johnson Highway 0.1 miles south of Municipal Drive, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located across the street from Johnson Ball Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 270 East Old Andrew Johnson Highway, Jefferson City TN 37760, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mossy Creek Engagement (here, next to this marker); Sarah Swann Hall (approx.
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By Brandon Fletcher, November 6, 2010
2. Battle of Mossy Creek Marker
Marker located just to the right of the Tennessee Civil War Trails sign in the distance.
0.9 miles away); Site of Original Land Grant by John Roper Branner (approx. one mile away); Carson - Newman College (approx. 1.3 miles away); Cox Mill (approx. 3 miles away); "Little Lord Fauntleroy" (was approx. 4.4 miles away but has been reported missing. ); David Crockett and Polly Finley (was approx. 4.9 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Frances Hodgson Burnett (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jefferson City.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Battle of Mossy Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, March 6, 2010
3. Battle of Mossy Creek Marker
Mossy Creek Engagement image. Click for more information.
By Tom Bosse, February 27, 2010
4. Mossy Creek Engagement
See Other nearby markers section for this adjacent marker, or
Click for more information.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 7, 2010, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,913 times since then and 77 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 7, 2010, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.   2. submitted on July 22, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.   3, 4. submitted on March 7, 2010, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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