A Case of Friendly FireIn November 1863, military governor Andrew Johnson ordered Union Maj. John Murphy, 5th Tennessee Cavalry, to take charges of two companies of Union Guards in Nashville. These 200 newly mustered men were from Wayne County and vicinity and were not yet organized into a regular regiment. Johnson told Murphy to proceed with them to Waynesboro and open a recruiting office. As they traveled along the old Natchez Trace, the Federals had several minor engagements with small parties of Confederate partisans and soon learned to be wary of guerrilla tricks, disguises and ambushes.
|Series||This marker is part of the Tennessee: Tennessee Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Tennessee Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 12:35am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 430680 N 3908753|
|Decimal Degrees||35.31960000, -87.76261667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 19.176', W 87° 45.757'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 19' 10.56" N, 87° 45' 45.42" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 110 US-64, Waynesboro TN 38485, US|
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