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Near Spencer in Van Buren County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Bragg’s March to Kentucky

 
 
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By David J Gaines, October 4, 2011
1. Bragg’s March to Kentucky Marker
Inscription. In the late summer of 1862, Confederate General Braxton Bragg marched northward down this valley with an army of several thousand soldiers, supply wagons, and artillery pieces en route to invade Kentucky. They traveled and camped along the east side of nearby Cane Creek. After the October 8, 1862 Battle of Perryville, Kentucky, the campaign to invade Kentucky was abandoned. During the battle, twelve soldiers from Van Buren County were killed and several others wounded.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2C 16.)
 
Location. 35° 47.618′ N, 85° 24.523′ W. Marker is near Spencer, Tennessee, in Van Buren County. Marker is on Tennessee Route 285, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Spencer TN 38585, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Rock House (approx. 8.7 miles away); a different marker also named Rock House (approx. 8.7 miles away); George Gibbs Dibrell (approx. 9.3 miles away); Lester Flatt (approx. 9½ miles away); Gilbert Gaul, Civil War Painter
Bragg’s March to Kentucky Marker image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, October 4, 2011
2. Bragg’s March to Kentucky Marker
(approx. 9½ miles away); The War Around Sparta (approx. 9.6 miles away); White County (approx. 9.7 miles away); White County Veterans Memorial (approx. 9.7 miles away).
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 23, 2011, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. This page has been viewed 503 times since then and 76 times this year. Last updated on May 6, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 23, 2011, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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