Spring Hill in Maury County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
4:00 p.m., November 29, 1864
By 4:00 p.m., Patrick Cleburne had marched his division north on the Rally Hill Pike. A brief meeting with several of Forrest's officers indicated that Federals were located in force between the Rally Hill Pike and the Columbia-Franklin Pike due west. Accordingly, Cleburne aligned his division of 3,000 men parallel to the Rally Hill Pike. Cleburne's three brigades were aligned en echelon westward, Brigadier General Hiram Granbury's Brigade on the left (south), Brigadier General Daniel Govan's brigade in the center, and Brigadier General Mark Lowrey's brigade on the right (north). Colonel Tyree H. Bell's brigade of Forrest's cavalry formed on Cleburne's right(north) flank, even though they were out of ammunition. One Confederate cavalry officer remembered, "It is well understood that our command had no ammunition, and the only thing we could do was to yell."
Lowrey's brigade marched across the ground where this marker is located. Bell marched to the north, and Govan and Granbury to the south. Govan and Granbury followed the approximate route of the modern Saturn Parkway, with Govan to the north, and Granbury to the south of the parkway.
Location. 35° 44.25′ N, 86° 55.642′ W. Marker is in Spring Hill, Tennessee, in Maury County. Touch for map. The battlefield trail loop begins at the Civil War Trails parking lot. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3525 Kedron Road, Spring Hill TN 37174, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Forrest's 3:00 p.m. Cavalry Attack (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate Attacks at Spring Hill (about 800 feet away); Cleburne's Pursuit (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ewell Farm (approx. 0.4 miles away); Left of the Union Defensive Position (approx. 0.4 miles away); Nashville and Decatur Railroad (approx. 0.4 miles away); Branham and Hughes Military Academy (approx. 0.8 miles away); Martin Cheairs Home (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spring Hill.
Also see . . .
1. The Battle of Spring Hill. Civil War Trust (Submitted on August 23, 2015.)
2. Battle of Spring Hill. City of Spring Hill, TN (Submitted on August 23, 2015.)
3. Battle of Spring Hill. Wikipedia (Submitted on August 23, 2015.)
4. Ripaville Plantation. (Submitted on August 23, 2015.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 23, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 196 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on August 23, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.