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

Confederate Movements After Sunset

November 29, 1864

 
 
Confederate Movements After Sunset Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 23, 2014
1. Confederate Movements After Sunset Marker
Inscription. After the sun set, Confederate plans began to quietly fall apart. Hood appeared confident that Forrest held the pike north of Spring Hill, and thus was not unduly concerned with cutting the pike south of town. Hood’s orders suggest an unfamiliarity with the terrain. To add to the confusion, division commanders began to receive conflicting orders from Hood and Cheatham.

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.
Close up of map shown on the marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 23, 2014
2. Close up of map shown on the marker
At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 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. 1.5 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
 
Markers along the path at the Plantation image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 23, 2014
3. Markers along the path at the Plantation
Rippavilla Plantation Residence image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 23, 2014
4. Rippavilla Plantation Residence
 
 
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 314 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 4, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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