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

Battle Of Chewalla

October 3, 1862

 
 
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By Ken Smith, November 22, 2012
1. Battle Of Chewalla Marker
Inscription. General Earl Van Dorn and his Confederate troops, marching to Corinth, crossed the Tuscumbia River and camped here on October 2, 1862. At dawn on October 3, they came in on Chewalla Road and pushed the Federals back south into Corinth. Van Dorn's troops returned on October 4 with General John S. Bowen's brigade furnishing rear guard against the pursuing Federals at Young's Bridge on October 5.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4C 38.)
 
Location. 35° 0.231′ N, 88° 38.993′ W. Marker is near Chewalla, Tennessee, in Hardeman County. Marker is at the intersection of Wenasoga Road (Tennessee Route 234) and Turner Road, on the right when traveling east on Wenasoga Road. Touch for map. Going South East on Highway 234, marker is on right just before Turner Road. Marker is in this post office area: Chewalla TN 38393, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battery F (was approx. 6.7 miles away in Mississippi but has been reported missing. ); Battle of Corinth Battery F (approx. 6.7 miles away in Mississippi); Retreat From Battery F (approx. 6.7 miles away in
Battle Of Chewalla Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, November 22, 2012
2. Battle Of Chewalla Marker
Looking North West toward marker from Turner Road.
Mississippi); Henry Cemetery (approx. 8.2 miles away in Mississippi); Texas Memorial (approx. 8.2 miles away in Mississippi); William P. Rogers (approx. 8.2 miles away in Mississippi); Brigadier-General Joseph Lewis Hogg (approx. 8.3 miles away in Mississippi); Hell on the Hatchie (approx. 8.4 miles away).
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Battle Of Chewalla Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, November 22, 2012
3. Battle Of Chewalla Marker
Looking toward Turner Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 26, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 425 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 26, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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