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Middleburg in Hardeman County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Battle of Middleburg

August 30, 1862

 
 
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By Ken Smith, April 11, 2009
1. Battle of Middleburg Marker
Inscription. Ordered to raid Federal supply lines in West Tennessee, Confederate General Frank C. Armstrong rode north from Holly Springs, Mississippi in August 1862, with a large force of cavalry. Near this spot on August 30, Armstrong engaged a Union brigade commanded by Col. Mortimer Leggett, sent to destroy him. After a fierce day-long battle, allowing the Confederate to continue their raid north of the Hatchie River.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4C 32.)
 
Location. 35° 11.888′ N, 89° 5.228′ W. Marker is in Middleburg, Tennessee, in Hardeman County. Marker is on State Highway 18 south of Enon Lane, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Middleburg community is between Bolivar and Hickory Valley, Tennessee. Marker is in this post office area: Bolivar TN 38008, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sassafras Mill (approx. 3.9 miles away); John Houston Bills (approx. 6.7 miles away); St. James Episcopal Church (approx. 6.8 miles away); Bolivar (approx. 6.9 miles away); Old Hatchie Town
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By Ken Smith, April 11, 2009
2. Battle of Middleburg Marker
Highway 18, South.
(approx. 7.9 miles away); Hardeman County/Fayette County (approx. 9.5 miles away); Grand Junction (approx. 11.7 miles away); First Bird Dog Field Trials (approx. 11.8 miles away).
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Battle of Middleburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, April 11, 2009
3. Battle of Middleburg Marker
Highway 18, looking North.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 19, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 590 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 19, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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