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Murfreesboro in Rutherford County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Forrest's Murfreesboro Raid

July 13, 1862

 
 
Forrest's Murfreesboro Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 25, 2013
1. Forrest's Murfreesboro Raid Marker
Inscription. A task force of Col. Nathan Bedford Forrest's Brigade, consisting of the 1st Georgia Battalion (Morrison) and led by Forrest in person, charged rapidly to this area, at daybreak where they overcame one company of the 9th Michigan Infantry and two companies of the 8th Kentucky Cavalry, released a number of Confederate civilian prisoners and captured the area commander, Brig. Gen. T.T. Crittenden, and his staff, while other units of the brigade busied themselves elsewhere.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commision. (Marker Number 3A 84.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 35° 50.747′ N, 86° 23.507′ W. Marker is in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in Rutherford County. Marker is at the intersection of South Public Square and South Church Street, on the left when traveling east on South Public Square. Touch for map. This marker is located on the Rutherford County Courthouse lawn. Marker is at or near this postal address: 20 Public Square, Murfreesboro TN 37130, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); 1860s View of East Main Street
Forrest's Murfreesboro Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 25, 2013
2. Forrest's Murfreesboro Raid Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Rutherford County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); The Founding of the County (within shouting distance of this marker); Murfreesboro Confederate Soldiers Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Murfreesboro (within shouting distance of this marker); Morgan's Wedding (within shouting distance of this marker); General Griffith Rutherford (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Murfreesboro.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 7, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 8, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 376 times since then and 50 times this year. Last updated on April 17, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 8, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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