Civil War in Tennessee

Civil War in Tennessee (HM21N2)

Location: Ardmore, TN 38449 Giles County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 2.168', W 86° 52.691'

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Hood Campaign of 1864

Middle Tennessee experienced small-scale battles and engagements
throughout the war, Many occurred along present-day I-65.

At Elkton (Exit 6), Federal forces controlled the Elk River
Bridge and protected the Prospect Railroad Bridge with a fort
Pulaski (Exit 14) and Columbia (Exit 46) were major Union command centers. Fighting intensified in September 1864, when Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest's cavalry passed through here to attack a
Union post at Athens, Alabama. He then returned, engaged Federał forces
outside Pulaski, and destroyed a camp of escaped slaves near the town.

Less than two months later, Confederate Gen. John Bell Hood
invaded Middle Tennessee, intending to capture Nashville and then
advance through Kentucky and across the Ohio River. Union Gen. John
M. Schofield maneuvered from Pulaski to Columbia, briefly engaged
Hood, and then escaped at Spring Hill (Exit 53) to fortified positions at
Franklin (Exit 65). There, on November 30, 1864, Hood suffered more
than 6,000 casualties in a futile frontal assault that failed to break the
Union line. The Federals next defeated Hood at Nashville (Exit 80) in
mid-December, virtually eliminating his army as a fighting force.

Follow the routes of the armies along the Tennessee Civil War Trails.
Colorful markers at each stop tell the story
of the war's interesting people
places, and events. A free map guide to the Tennessee Trails network is
available in the Welcome Center. Please drive carefully as you enjoy the
beauty and history of the Tennessee Civil War Trails.

[Photo captions]
Top middle: "The Battlefield of Franklin, Tennessee" by L.T. Shull, 1884
Bottom right portraits: Gen. John M. Schofield, Gen. John Bell Hood
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HM NumberHM21N2
Series This marker is part of the Tennessee: Tennessee Civil War Trails series
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Placed ByTennessee Civil War Trails
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 12th, 2017 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 511111 N 3877056
Decimal Degrees35.03613333, -86.87818333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 2.168', W 86° 52.691'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 2' 10.08" N, 86° 52' 41.46" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)931
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near I-65, Ardmore TN 38449, US
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