“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

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Battle of Collierville Marker image, Touch for more information
By Lee Hattabaugh, October 21, 2010
Battle of Collierville Marker
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