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Spring Hill in Maury County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Schofield's Retreat

Night of November 29-30

 
 
Schofield's Retreat Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 23, 2014
1. Schofield's Retreat Marker
Inscription. For a number of reasons, Major General John Schofield had been tardy in evacuating his position at Columbia and retreating to Franklin. Although starting late, the Federal army performed a well planned and executed retreat. Schofield and his subordinates made their headquarters in the saddle, and issued clear, concise instructions. All that evening and past midnight the Federal wagons, artillery, and long columns of infantry marched north toward Franklin on the dark macadam road. Lieutenant Chesley Mosman of the 59th Illinois Infantry remembered: “The rebels were in line of battle south of town, a quarter of a mile from the Pike along which we marched, and their long lines of campfires burnt brightly. Staff officers were stationed along the Pike to caution the men not to talk or let their canteens rattle so as to make a noise; that those were the fires of the enemy. So we passed time sub silentio if not 'with averted eye.' We…realized our situation…and move rapidly and march to Franklin.” The Union army had lost the “Spring Hill races,” but had escaped the trap unscathed.
 
Location. 35° 43.927′ N, 86° 57.205′ W. Marker is in Spring Hill, Tennessee, in Maury County. Marker can be reached from Main Street (U.S. 31) half a mile south
Schofield's Retreat Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 23, 2014
2. Schofield's Retreat Marker
of Saturn Parkway (Tennessee Route 396), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. The marker is located on the grounds of Rippavilla Plantation. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5700 Main Street, Spring Hill TN 37174, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Confederate Movements After Sunset (here, next to this marker); The Battle of Spring Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); Rippavilla Plantation (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named The Battle of Spring Hill (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of Spring Hill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Billy Direct (approx. 0.6 miles away); Cleburne's Pursuit (approx. 1.4 miles away); Confederate Deployment (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spring Hill.
 
Also see . . .  Rippavilla Plantation. (Submitted on July 5, 2014.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Rippavilla Plantation Residence image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 23, 2014
3. Rippavilla Plantation Residence
Rippavilla Plantation Spring Hill,TN image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, March 4, 2016
4. Rippavilla Plantation Spring Hill,TN
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 4, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 344 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 4, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.   4. submitted on March 4, 2016, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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