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Near Milton in Rutherford County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Battle of Milton

 
 
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By Kim Bailey, February 13, 2012
1. Battle of Milton Marker
General John Hunt Morgan; minor battle in Rutherford County, Tennessee.
Inscription. On March 20, 1863, a brigade of Union infantry took a position on this ridge and held off repeated attacks by General John H. Morgan's Confederate cavalry. The 1500 Federals, under the command of Colonel Hall, inflicted heavy casualties on the 2000 attacking Confederates. Morgan withdrew late in the afternoon as Federal reinforcements arrived from Murfreesboro. Local citizens buried the Confederate dead in a small grove near the community. Federal losses were light.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3A 107.)
 
Location. 35° 55.884′ N, 86° 10.823′ W. Marker is near Milton, Tennessee, in Rutherford County. Marker is on Lascassas Pike, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Milton TN 37118, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Early Industry (approx. 9.4 miles away); Forrest Rested Here (approx. 10 miles away); The Trail of Tears (approx. 10 miles away); Wheeler's Raid around Rosecrans (approx. 11.5 miles away); Geographic Center of Tennessee (approx. 11.7 miles away); James M. Buchanan (approx. 11.8 miles away); "Mister Jim" Cummings (approx. 11.8 miles away); Evergreen Cemetery (approx. 12.5 miles away).
 
Additional keywords. Army of Tennessee, John Hunt Morgan
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 19, 2012, by Kim Bailey of Murfreesboro, Usa. This page has been viewed 473 times since then and 34 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on May 19, 2012, by Kim Bailey of Murfreesboro, Usa. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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