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Woodbury in Cannon County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Forrest Rested Here

July 12, 1862

 
 
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By Deanna Lack, August 5, 2014
1. Forrest Rested Here Marker
Inscription. Here Forrest, with his newly organized brigade of about 1400 cavalrymen, halted for a short rest before making his successful raid on Federal forces at Murfreesboro under Gen. T.L. Crittenden. He freed a number of hostages from this locality and captured about 1200 prisoners and a quantity of munitions and stores.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2E 16.)
 
Location. 35° 49.565′ N, 86° 3.457′ W. Marker is in Woodbury, Tennessee, in Cannon County. Marker is at the intersection of McMinnville Highway (U.S. 70S) and Gassaway Road (Tennessee Route 53), on the right when traveling west on McMinnville Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Woodbury TN 37190, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Trail of Tears (here, next to this marker); World War I-II Memorial (approx. mile away); Early Industry (approx. mile away); "Mister Jim" Cummings (approx. 1.9 miles away); Cannon County/Warren County (approx. 7 miles away); Battle of Milton (approx. 10 miles away); Adam Dale (was approx. 13.7 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Battle of Snow Hill (approx. 14.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodbury.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 12, 2014, by Deanna Lack of Sparta, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 318 times since then and 48 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on August 12, 2014, by Deanna Lack of Sparta, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
 
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