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Spring Hill in Maury County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Cleburne's Pursuit

4:30 - 5:00 p.m.

 

—November 29, 1864 —

 
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By Brandon Fletcher, October 14, 2011
1. Cleburne's Pursuit Marker
Inscription.
Cleburne's advance rolled north in pursuit of Bradley's brigade which fled north of McCutcheon Creek to establish new lines at the southern edge of town. Reacting promptly to the retreat of Bradley, Lane's brigade began to reposition itself to the south. Cleburne's pursuit was brought to a sudden halt by massive volleys from the artillery and the veteran 103rd Ohio Infantry positioned across the Columbia-Franklin Pike. Cleburne's veterans pulled up short and sought cover under an intense and deadly accurate barrage from the well positioned Union artillery.

It was now nearly 5:00 p.m., sunlight had faded into sunset (sunset was 4:49 p.m.), and Cleburne had run into unexpectedly heavy opposition. He halted his advance, and called for support and instructions.
 
Location. 35° 44.326′ N, 86° 55.848′ W. Marker is in Spring Hill, Tennessee, in Maury County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Kedron Road and Reserve Boulevard, on the left when traveling north. 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. Confederate Deployment (approx. 0.2 miles away); Forrest's 3:00 p.m. Cavalry Attack
Cleburne's Pursuit Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, October 14, 2011
2. Cleburne's Pursuit Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Ewell Farm (approx. 0.4 miles away); Left of the Union Defensive Position (approx. 0.4 miles away); Confederate Attacks at Spring Hill (approx. 0.4 miles away); Nashville and Decatur Railroad (approx. 0.4 miles away); Branham and Hughes Military Academy (approx. 0.7 miles away); Martin Cheairs Home (approx. 0.7 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
 
Cleburne's Pursuit Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, October 14, 2011
3. Cleburne's Pursuit Marker
Wideview of the Area image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, October 14, 2011
4. Wideview of the Area
 
 
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 189 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 23, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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