Defending the Capital
— Hood's Campaign —In September 1864, after Union Gen. William T. Sherman defeated Confederate Gen. John Bell Hood at Atlanta, Hood led the Army of Tennessee northwest against Sherman's supply lines. Rather than contest Sherman's "March to the Sea," Hood moved north into Tennessee. Gen. John M. Schofield, detached from Sherman's army, delayed Hood at Columbia and Spring Hill before falling back to Franklin. The bloodbath here on November 30 crippled the Confederates, but they followed Schofield to the outskirts of Nashville and Union Gen. George H. Thomas's strong defenses. Hood's campaign ended when Thomas crushed his army on December 15-16.
|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||Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 6:38pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 520153 N 3999836|
|Decimal Degrees||36.14303333, -86.77598333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 8.582', W 86° 46.559'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 8' 34.92" N, 86° 46' 33.54" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1198 Fort Negley Blvd, Nashville TN 37203, US|
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