Spring Hill in Maury County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
The Absalom Thompson House
—Hood's Headquarters —
Hood, his left arm crippled at Gettysburg and his right leg amputated at Chickamauga, had to be strapped into his saddle. During the afternoon, his horse had slipped on the treacherous roads and fallen on Hood. He was in physical pain and it has been suggested that he used whiskey or laundanum (an opium derivative) to dull his agony. Believing that Schofield’s army was trapped and being incapacitated by his injuries, Hood went to bed at 9:00 in the evening. Meanwhile, Schofield’s army was continuing to move north on the Columbia-Franklin Pike.
(upper right) General John Bell Hood
Location. Touch for map. The marker is located outside of the gate to the entrance to the house. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3331 Denning Lane, Spring Hill TN 37174, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Confederate Deployment (approx. 1.3 miles away); Forrest's 3:00 p.m. Cavalry Attack (approx. 1.3 miles away); Confederate Attacks at Spring Hill (approx. 1.3 miles away); Cleburne's Pursuit (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Battle of Spring Hill (approx. 1.4 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of Spring Hill (approx. 1½ miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of Spring Hill (approx. 1.6 miles away); Confederate Movements After Sunset (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spring Hill.
Regarding Oaklawn. Historic Oaklawn Plantation: History states Oaklawn has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior, built circa 1835. It also states that it was the home of George Jones and Tammy Wynette for a short while.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 5, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 334 times since then and 30 times this year. Last updated on April 8, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 5, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.