Spring Hill in Maury County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Confederate Movements After Sunset
November 29, 1864
While Cheatham’s orders were aimed at an assault on Spring Hill to the north, Hood continued to issue orders orienting movements towards the pike to the west. Hood’s men had made long and exhausting march, they were unfamiliar with the terrain, and it was pitch dark. The tired and confused Confederate army sat down for the night, cooked supper and went to sleep. John Bell Hood later stated that this movement on Spring Hill had been “the best move in my career as a soldier… I was thus destined to behold to naught.”
Location. 35° 43.925′ N, 86° 57.203′ W. Marker is in Spring Hill, Tennessee, in Maury County. Marker can be reached from Main Street half a mile south of Saturn Parkway, 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. Schofield's Retreat (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. 1.3 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 •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 4, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 347 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 4, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.