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Sparta in White County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Bragg Invades Kentucky

Sept.-Oct., 1862

 
 
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By Deanna Lack, July 9, 2014
1. Bragg Invades Kentucky Marker
Inscription. The Army of Mississippi passed here. Forrest's Cavalry Brigade, reporting Sept. 3, moved out to screen the left flank. Here, Sept. 5, Bragg advised his army of Kirby Smith's victory at Richmond, Ky., Aug. 30. At Milledgeville, 10 mi. N., Bragg, with Polk's Right Wing, turned west to pass through Carthage: Hardee's Left Wing, screened by Wheeler's Cavalry Brigade, moved north through Gainesboro. The columns united at Tompinsville, Ky.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2D 19.)
 
Location. 35° 55.907′ N, 85° 28.576′ W. Marker is in Sparta, Tennessee, in White County. Marker is at the intersection of West Bockman Way (U.S. 70) and Mayberry Street (Tennessee Route 1), on the left when traveling east on West Bockman Way. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sparta TN 38583, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. POW*MIA Monument (approx. 0.8 miles away); Joseph Kerr Monument (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Double Eagle Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); White County (approx. 0.8 miles away); White County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); The War Around Sparta (approx. 0.8 miles away); Lester Flatt (approx. 1.2 miles away); George Gibbs Dibrell (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sparta.
 
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Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 11, 2014, by Deanna Lack of Sparta, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 266 times since then and 42 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on July 11, 2014, by Deanna Lack of Sparta, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
 
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