Dunlap in Sequatchie County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Thunder in the Valley
Civil War in Sequatchie County
Thousand of soldiers marched on the county's roads and turnpikes. In August 1862, Confederate Gen. Braxton Bragg's army passed through on its way north to invade Kentucky. Late in the summer and fall of 1863, after the Battle of Chickamauga, the county served as a base for both Union and Confederate armies at different times during the battles for Chattanooga. Union Col. John T. Wilder reported that his arrival here in August 1863 proved timely for "surprising and capturing a party of 14 rebels and releasing 5 Union prisoners they were about to hang."
The fight for Chattanooga directly touched the southern part of the county on October 2, 1863, when Confederate Gen. Joseph Wheeler's cavalry attacked a Union wagon train headed for Chattanooga on the treacherous Campbell and Anderson Turnpike. The train had more than 1,000 wagons full of supplies, pulled by an estimated 4,500 mules. Wheeler's successful raid destroyed a vast quantity of Union property.
Erected by Tennessee Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 35° 21.285′ N, 85° 24.089′ W. Marker is in Dunlap, Tennessee, in Sequatchie County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Cordell Lane and Tennessee Route 28, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located in the Sequatchie County Veterans Memorial Park. Marker is in this post office area: Dunlap TN 37327, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wheeler's Raid (approx. 4½ miles away); Old Madison (approx. 6.7 miles away); Corral Road (approx. 11.9 miles away); Sequatchie College (approx. 12.7 miles away).
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 15, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 215 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 15, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.