General Hood's Narrow Escape

General Hood's Narrow Escape (HMNKN)

Location: Florence, AL 35630 Lauderdale County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 47.972', W 87° 39.829'

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December 26, 1864

Following his tragic defeat at Franklin and Nashville, General John B. Hood managed to escape over the Tennessee River at Bainbridge Ferry, a few miles south of here on December 26, 1864. Two corps under General Benjamin Cheatham and Stephen D. Lee were the first to cross, followed by men under General Alexander P. Stewart. General Nathan B. Forrest and Edward C. Walthall were the last to escape over this treacherous pontoon crossing which narrowly missed becoming one of history's bloodiest fields of slaughter.
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Placed ByFlorence Historical Board, Florence, Alabama
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Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 3:18pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 439277 N 3851013
Decimal Degrees34.79953333, -87.66381667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 47.972', W 87° 39.829'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 47' 58.32" N, 87° 39' 49.74" W
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Area Code(s)256
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 800-898 Veterans Dr, Florence AL 35630, US
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