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McMinnville in Warren County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Forrest's Bivouac

July 11, 1862

 
 
Forrest's Bivouac Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Gillard, October 30, 2010
1. Forrest's Bivouac Marker
Inscription. Crossing Tennessee River on July 9, Forrest's brigade marched here in two columns, where he received reinforcements of four companies. His force bivouacked in this vicinity; the following morning it marched toward Murfreesboro, where the Federal garrison was attacked, its commander, Gen. T.T.Crittenden captured with about 1200 prisoners, plus a quantity of stores and munitions.
 
Erected by TN Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2E 36.)
 
Location. 35° 43.992′ N, 85° 40.31′ W. Marker is in McMinnville, Tennessee, in Warren County. Marker is at the intersection of Old Rock Island Road (State Highway 288) and Mud Creek Road, on the right when traveling west on Old Rock Island Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rock Island TN 38581, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kentucky-Alabama Road (approx. 2.4 miles away); The Old Kentucky Road (approx. 4.5 miles away); The Birthing Tree (approx. 4.6 miles away); Cumberland Caverns (approx. 4.7 miles away); Clay Faulkner (approx. 5.2 miles away); Rodgers' Tavern
Rock Martin House image. Click for full size.
By Tom Gillard, October 30, 2010
2. Rock Martin House
This Federal style house is East of marker. Privately owned.
(approx. 5.3 miles away); Higgenbotham's Cave (approx. 6.3 miles away); Anthia Brady Hughes (approx. 6.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in McMinnville.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .  The Rock Martin House. Face Book entry (Submitted on November 2, 2010, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Forrest's Bivouac Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Gillard, October 30, 2010
3. Forrest's Bivouac Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 2, 2010, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 695 times since then and 48 times this year. Last updated on August 6, 2014, by Deanna Lack of Sparta, Tennessee. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 2, 2010, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.
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