Centerville in Hickman County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Hickman County Courthouse
A Brick Fortress
Earlier in the war, Confederate generals Nathan Bedford Forrest and Joseph Wheeler passed through Centerville on their retreat after the Battle of Dover on February 3, 1863, when their attack on the Federal garrison there failed. Union Gen. Jefferson C. Davis left Franklin and attempted to intercept the retreating Confederates but had little success. Slowed by cold weather, bad roads, and unfriendly citizens, Davis's men captured only thirty prisoners at Weems (Bon Aqua) Springs. Confederate Gen. Leonidas Polk wanted Gen.
Erected by Tennessee Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 35° 46.71′ N, 87° 28.021′ W. Marker is in Centerville, Tennessee, in Hickman County. Marker is at the intersection of South Public Square and West Public Square, on the left when traveling east on South Public Square. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Public Square, Centerville TN 37033, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Trace Walk (approx. 10˝ miles away); Old Well Cemetery (approx. 10.7 miles away); Lands of the Chickasaw (approx. 10.8 miles away); Jackson Branch – A Stolen Stream (approx. 11.2 miles away); Natchez Trace Parkway (approx. 11.2 miles away); Highland Rim Section (approx. 11.2 miles away); Welcome! (approx. 11.2 miles away); The Natchez Trace at the Tobacco Farm (approx. 11.4 miles away).
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on October 24, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 21, 2016, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 224 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 21, 2016, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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