|► Tennessee (Shelby County), Collierville — Battle of Collierville — An Unexpected Guest —|
|Collierville's location on the Memphis and Charleston Railroad made it strategically important throughout the Civil War. Frequently occupied by Union forces, the town found itself in the gun sights of Confederate cavalrymen intent on severing . . . — — Map (db m37267) HM|
|► Tennessee (Shelby County), Collierville — Chalmers's Collierville Raid — "... break the railroad behind him." —|
|Early in November 1863, Union Gen. William T. Sherman was moving east to relieve the Union army at Chattanooga. Confederate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston ordered Gen. James R. Chalmers to "harass [Sherman's] rear and break the railroad behind him." . . . — — Map (db m37269) HM|
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Apr. 9, 2020