Manchester in Coffee County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
June 24-July 4, 1863
Anatomy of a Campaign
Advance to Manchester
To maneuver Bragg out of his Shelbyville trenches, Rosecrans divided his army into four independent columns.
The first column, under Major General Gordon Granger, advanced south from Murfreesboro, down what is today US 231, to threaten the main Confederate infantry at Shelbyville. The second, led by Major General Alexander McCook, moved south, through Liberty Gap. The third column, lead by Major General George Thomas, marched southeast, down the Manchester Pike (US 41), the main road to Chattanooga. A fourth column, commanded by Major General Thomas L. Crittenden, advanced due east along the
Rosecran's goal was to get the bulk of his army here, to Manchester, push on to Tullahoma, and capture the road to Chattanooga before the Confederates had a chance to respond. Only rain and the poor conditions of the roads slowed the Union advance.
(upper right) Confederate General Braxton Bragg; Union Major General William S. Rosecrans
(left) Granger; McCook; Thomas; Crittenden
1860 Lincoln Elected Nov 6 South Carolina Secedes December 20
1861 Fort Sumter Attacked April 12 First Manassas July 21
1862 Shiloh April 1-7 Second Manassas August 29-30 Antietam September 11 Fredericksburg December 13 Stones River December 31-January 3
1863 Chancellorsville May 1-4 Vicksburg May 20-July 4 Tullahoma Campaign June 24-July 4 Gettysburg July 1-3 Chickamauga September 19-20 Chattanooga November 23-25
1864 Cold Harbor June 3 Atlanta September 2 Franklin November 30 Nashville December 15-16
1865 Petersburg April 2 Lee Surrenders April 9 Johnston Surrenders April 16 Forrest Surrenders May 9
Erected by Tennessee's Backroads
Location. 35° 28.984′ N, 86° 5.34′ W. Marker is in Manchester, Tennessee, in Coffee County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street and North Irwin Street, on the right when traveling west on West Main Street. Touch for map. The marker is on the grounds of the Coffee County Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Manchester TN 37355, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Tullahoma Campaign (here, next to this marker); Corporal Brian James Schoff (within shouting distance of this marker); The Civilian Conservation Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); Experiment in Armor (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pioneer Armored Maneuvers (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old Stone Fort (approx. 0.6 miles away); Granny Hickerson Cemetery (approx. 1.7 miles away); General Henry H. "Hap" Arnold (approx. 5½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manchester.
More about this marker. This marker is back-to-back with a similar marker (75355).
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on September 14, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 15, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 372 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 15, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.