Near Charlotte in Dickson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
On January 13, 1863, Confederate Gen. Joseph Wheeler’s cavalry established positions nearby and ambushed Union ships. Wheeler’s men destroyed two Union hospital ships, USS Trio and Parthenia, and one gunboat before retiring. Federal authorities sent large patrols to intercept Wheeler’s force, but they were unsuccessful. Union Gen. William S. Rosecrans complained a month later that the attacks represented “inhuman violations of the rules of civilized warfare by the rebel authorities” that revealed the “barbarism of these rebel leaders.” Confederate Gen. Braxton Bragg asked authorities to promote Wheeler “as a just reward to distinguished merit.”
Gen. Joseph Wheeler Courtesy Library of Congress
“Guerillas burning Steamers on the Cumberland River” John Fitch, Annals of the Army of the Cumberland (1863)
(map) Courtesy of U.S. Corps of Engineers Archives, Nashville
Erected by Tennessee Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 36° 18.22′ N, 87° 9.209′ W. Marker is near Charlotte, Tennessee, in Dickson County. Marker is on Dozier Boat Dock Road 1.1 miles north of Ashland City Highway (Tennessee Route 49), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. The marker is located on the grounds of the Pardue Recreation Area, Cheatham Lake. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1190 Dozier Boat Dock Road, Charlotte TN 37036, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within Willie Blount (approx. 11.1 miles away); Promise Land (approx. 11.8 miles away); Fighting for Freedom (approx. 11.8 miles away); Civil War In Charlotte (approx. 13½ miles away); To All Who Served (approx. 13½ miles away); Connection To Johnsonville (approx. 14.3 miles away).
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 2, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 526 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 2, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.